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The purpose of my speech is to inform people how difficult pitching is.

My method of organization/development is: Chronological

I Introduction:

A: Attention device - Talk about the 511 wins of Cy Young.

B: Attention device- Talk about the pitchers of the early years and today.

C: Thesis Statement- Baseball is one of the most complicated and strategic

part in any sport, and here is why.

II Body:

A: First Main Point- Types of equipment used

1. Gloves

2. Cleats

3. Hats

B: Styles of pitching

1. Windup

2. Stretch

3. Overhead

4. 3 Quarters

5. Sidearm

6. Submarine

C: Types of pitches

1. Fastball;2-seam or 4-seam

2. Changeup: Circle Change or Loose Grip change

3. Slider

4. Sinker

5. Curve

6. Slurve

7. Knuckleball

8. Knucklecurve

9. Palm ball

10. Split finger

III Conclusion

A: Thesis: Baseball is one of the most complicated and strategic

part in any sport, and here is why.

B: Brief summary of body paragraphs

C: Conclusion: Baseball has many different variations and is all about

finding the right ones. Perhaps you will someday be a pitcher, or a

sportswriter even, the choice my friend... is yours.