Topic: Jackie Robinson
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about why Jackie Robinson is so special and what he did to change the sport of baseball forever.
Central Idea: Jackie proved the world wrong by fighting racism and breaking the MLB segregation barrier, which took a lot of hard work and dedication. When he was finally accepted into the league he was one of the greatest players of all time.
Attention Getter: Topic Introduction: Jackie Robinson is one of the greatest baseball players to ever swing a bat but his influence on the MLB is far more important. Relate to audience: At the end of my speech, the audience will know how the MLB is segregated today and what Jackie did to influence it. Relate