General purpose: To inform
Specific purpose: I will inform my audience about the history of softball to present day.
Thesis (central Idea): Based on historical research softball has grown to be one of the top played sports around the world.
A. (AG): Softball may have derived from baseball but it is a game in it 's own right. (video)
B. Topic Statement: Softball was invented by George Hancock on Thanksgiving day 1887 according to the Amateur Softball Association. C. Credibility: I Coach and play softball.
D. Preview: I would like to discribe briefly the history of softball and present day softball.
II Transition: First, we will go through the history of softball.