Informative Speech

Topics: Cleveland Indians, Baseball, Martin Luther King, Jr. Pages: 3 (533 words) Published: February 24, 2011
Christopher Ginn

September 26, 2010

Ms. Sherry Stancil


Informative Speech Outline

“An Unknown Hero”

General Purpose: To inform

Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about...

Chronological Order


Attention Getter: “I cannot change yesterday. I can only make the most of today. And look with hope toward tomorrow. I live for tomorrow.”

Listener Relevance Link: Generally in African American culture we know about the major motivators who impacted changes in life as we know now such as Fredrick Douglas, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Jesse Owens, Jackie Robison and countless more. Another black innovator was Larry Doby. He was the second black player to play in the Major Leagues and the first to do so in the American Leagues.

Establish Speaker: I’ve done extensive research on my famous black person and have become knowledgeable about him. I believe that at the end of my speech you to will know more about Larry Doby.

Thesis Statement: Larry Doby was one of the reasons why African Americans can play in the MLB.

Preview of the main point: If it wasn’t for Larry Doby and Jackie Robison blacks wouldn’t be allowed to play in the MLB.


Transition: Larry came from along way to get to his success……

I. Larry was born in Camden, South Carolina and was raised in Paterson, New Jersey.

Transition: If it wasn’t for Jackie Robison and Larry Doby today African Americans wouldn’t be able to play professional baseball…….

II. Larry Doby was the 2nd African American to play in the Major Leagues….. A. Larry didn’t get the recognition that he was due.

1. His white counter parts did not want to relive the drama that they experience with given Jackie his recognition…..

2. He was a better athlete than his white team mates……

Transition: No matter what Larry went thru he still found a way to be on top of...
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