Outline Nahayla

Format for Outline

I. Introduction

A. Hook: Have you ever wanted to play something so bad that the only way you could play was to join workingwomen’s teams sponsored by businesses? Well, Frances Kidd did, she had gained access to an boy's ball team. Kidd knew deep down that her freedom to continue a competitive sport was uncommon, but some girls and women like Kidd found a way to play competitive sports.

B. Bridge:The development of women’s softball was far from a tale of steady progress.

C. Thesis Statement: Softball has a long history

II. First subtopic: The Origins of Softball (Nike is a Goddess: The History of Women in sports)

A. Topic Sentence: Softball has been around since 1887

  1. supporting evidence #1:Softball was first played in 1887, it was seen as a safer alternative then he faster game of baseball.
  2. supporting evidence #2: Nearly as long as the history of women on baseball is the history of women who played softball.
  3. supporting evidence #3:Many of female baseball players had learned their craft first was softball players.

B. Concluding Statement: Many females started playing baseball while their husbands, brothers, fathers, and children, where fighting in the war. When they came home to find out that they have been playing baseball they didn't like it. Some females became umpires, male players as well as the primarily male fans clearly felt inhibited in the female umpire's presence.

III. Second subtopic: Softball With Official Rules

A. Topic Sentence: The name "Softball" is today applied to the game that also been known as Sissy ball, kitten ball, and mush ball.

  1. supporting evidence #1: The difference in the names and conflicts in rules had caused so much confusion that in 1923, at Springfield, Illinois, a committee of men who were directing public recreation programs in the cities throughout the United States.
  2. supporting evidence #2: Playground leaders in Minneapolis and St. Paul as well as Chicago saw the possibilities of the game and soon worked out a code of rules
  3. supporting evidence #3: At a meeting called the Joint Rules Committee on Softball, it was decided to invite other national organizations to the membership.

B. Concluding Statement: A group known as the Playground Baseball Committee, set to work to standardize Softball play.

IV. Third subtopic: How The Game Was Played (Softball For Girls)

A. Topic Sentence: The rules of baseball were too complicated for informal play.

  1. supporting evidence #1:The men's baseball game was not very suitable for girls because the throwing distance between bases was to great and it was "too" dangerous
  2. supporting evidence #2: American Physical Education Association appointed a committee to draw up rules for "baseball modified".
  3. supporting evidence #3: Short periods of activity interested with long periods of rest make it possible for the girl who is not quite strong enough for basketball or hockey to participate.

B. Concluding Statement:These modified rules, which should always be used, have gone far in making the game safe for girls and women.

V. Conclusion: A restatement of the main points of your paper: Softball has a long history.

A. 1st Point: Softball was first played in 1887 and never stopped since.

B. 2nd Point: It went through different names and stages, but through all of that jungle of a mess they came out with what we call softball today.

C. 3rd point: Baseball might have been hard enough for women to play and more popular, but at the end of it softball is as hard, complicated, and competitive as baseball.

D. Interesting Ending: In the 1920s Minnesota’s high schools seemed willing to encourage girls’ sports by awarding athletic letters to players such as Frances Kidd. Kidd got what she earned and worked hard for, so what can you make out of hard work and what you have for later women in the United States?

the story from the intro

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