Topic: Milwaukee Brewers
Specific Purpose: To inform the audience of the history of the Milwaukee Brewers INTRO
Attention Material: show Jonathon Lucroy walk off HR against reds Credibility: I was born and raised in South Milwaukee, which is 30 min away from Miller Park. I have been playing baseball since the age of 5. I attend anywhere from 10 to as many as 30 brewer games a summer since high school. Preview: I will start by explaining the history of baseball in Milwaukee, key players to play in Milwaukee, and some of the Brewer’s most memorable moments. (Transition – So lets see how the brewers originated. )Body Baseball started professionally in 1953 with the Milwaukee Braves. After WWII Boston Braves relocated to Milwaukee
Played in Milwaukee County Stadium from 1953-1965 before moving to Atlanta (Barnes 2014) Bud Selig buys out the Seattle Pilots and relocates to Milwaukee to bring back professional baseball (Gilbert, 2008 p.4) Renamed to the brewers because of Milwaukee’s brewing industry (Gilbert, 2008 p. 7) 1996 the Brewers break ground on Miller Park, their current home 2001 the first game is played there, a 5-4 victory over the reds (Barnes 2014) (Transition Every organization has a “face of the franchise” or multiple faces at that. )Has anybody heard of Henry “Hank” Aaron? The former home run king played for the Milwaukee Braves Hall of famers – Hank Aaron, Rollie Fingers, Don Sutton, Robin Yount, Paul Molitor (Gilbert 2008, p. 24) Cy young winners- Pete Vuckovich 1982 – Rollie Fingers, 1981 League awards – Silver Slugger, Ryan Braun 2009, 2008 – Prince Fielder 2007 – Carlos Lee 2005. “Gold Gloves” Robin Yount (SS) 1982, Cecil Cooper 1B 1980 1979, George Scott 1B 1972-1976 Carlos Gomez CF 2013 (McCalvy 2014) MVP Robin Yount 1982, 1989 – Rollie Fingers 1981 (McCalvy 2014) Rookie of the year- Pat Listach 1992, Ryan Braun 2007 (mcCalvy 2014) (Transition Seeing these great players come through the organization, it is...
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McCalvy, Adam “Brewers Awards.” Milwaukee Brewers, MLB Advanced Media, 2014. Web.
28 Sept. 2014 http://m.brewers.mlb.com/news/article/25905436/.Gilbert, Sara. The Story of the Milwaukee Brewers. Mankato, Minn.: Creative Education,
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