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Explanation Speech: What is the importance of Jackie Robinson?
Many of you have heard of Jackie Robinson but do not know a lot about
his childhood, career, and importance to our country.
functions Attention, TIA,
Thesis MIDDLE COLUMN
content of speech
use complete sentences I. INTRODUCTION
“A life is not important except in the impact it has on RIGHT
behaviors Slide 1 (Title Slide). other lives” (Robinson). Jackie Robinson is one of the
greatest baseball players of all time and is known for
being one of the first great African American professional
II. Baseball is considered America’s pastime. Now I am sure
all of you have either been to a baseball game or seen
one on TV somewhere. III. I grew up playing baseball since I was six years old until
my senior year of high school. I have always been a huge
Cincinnati Reds fan and have been to ten different MLB
stadiums. Growing up playing with friends of mine who Copyright © 2018 Department of Communication Studies @ IUPUI University | Object Speech are a different race makes me appreciate and look up to a
guy like Jackie Robinson and the impact he made.
IV. Many of you have heard of Jackie Robinson but do not
know a lot about his childhood, career, and importance to
BODY I. A. “Jackie Robinson was born on a plantation near Cairo,
Georgia on January 31, 1919. When he was six months
old, his dad left, and his mom moved the family to
1. (Slide 2) He lived in a white neighborhood in Pasadena. He
learned being good at sports brought friendships Main Point,
Sub-Sub-Point with white kids (Solipsis).
2. He played basketball, football, baseball, and track
in high school. He got an athletic scholarship to
UCLA and was the first student to letter in all four (Slide 3) sports.
B. He did not think there were many jobs for African
Americans after school, so he dropped out and joined
the Army. He eventually got honorably discharged
because he was court-martialed for not sitting in the Transition back of a bus (Solipsis).
(Jackie Robinson would soon change the way Americans
thought about African Americans playing sports.)
II. Dodger’s general manager, Branch Rickey offered (Slide 4 & 5) Robinson a chance to break the MLB’s color line (History).
Jackie Robinson debut was April 18, 1946 for the Dodger’s Copyright © 2018 Department of Communication Studies @ IUPUI University | Object Speech farm team.
A. Robinson played with a newer, aggressive style than
most professionals. Jackie Robinson attracted huge
numbers from African American supporters and fans to
Dodger games (History).
B. He took abuse and violent threats but had great
statistics compared to other professionals. His career
batting average was .311 and he had 197 stolen bases
(Baseball-Reference). He had won Rookie of the Year,
multiple MVPs, the Silver Bat Award, the Presidential
Medal of Freedom, and was inducted into the Canadian
and National Baseball Hall of Fame (Baseball Almanac). Transition (It’s obvious that Jackie Robinson showed that he can
compete with anyone.)
III. Jackie Robinson had such an impact that even though he
died, he is still remembered. There is a 42 on every major
league field, whether it is minors or the majors in honor of
A. On April 15th, the MLB celebrates Jackie Robinson Day,
where every player on every team wears the number
42 in honor of the day Robinson played in his debut. (Slide 6) B. There is also a movie called “42” that came out in
2013, about Jackie Robinson entering the league and
going and pushing through abuse and hardships he
faced. Copyright © 2018 Department of Communication Studies @ IUPUI University | Object Speech I.
Review of Main
exit line or
Final Appeal CONCLUSION
Now that you know more about Jackie Robinson’s
childhood, career statistics, and importance today I hope
you can see how he made such a huge change. II. (Slide 7) Next time you go to or watch a baseball game look for a
42 around the field. Statement of Academic Honesty: I have read and understand the sections in the Student Bulletin and/or
course syllabus relating to IUPUI’s Honesty/Cheating Policy. I certify that I have not cheated or plagiarized in
the process of completing this assignment. I also verify that this assignment is unique to this class and that I
have not used work from previous courses. If it is found that cheating and/or plagiarism did take place in the
writing of this outline, I understand the possible consequences of the act, which could include expulsion from
IUPUI. Copyright © 2018 Department of Communication Studies @ IUPUI University | Object Speech Bibliography
Baseball Almanac, Inc. “Jackie Robinson Awards.” Jackie Robinson Awards by Baseball Almanac,
Baseball-Reference. “Jackie Robinson Stats.” Baseball-Reference.com, .
History.com Editors. “Jackie Robinson.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 29 Oct. 2009,
Robinson, Jackie. Jackie Robinson Quotes, .
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