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Special Occasion Speech by Tyson Thompson
Specific Purpose: At the end of my speech, the audience will be able to explain why David Ortiz
was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. (He really hasn’t yet, but this is magically the
Central Idea: David Ortiz was one of the best hitters of all time because he hit for power,
average, and he was the ultimate clutch hitter.
Good morning everyone. I am here today to introduce to you one of the best hitters
of all time.
Any of you that follow baseball know what kind of a player David Ortiz was.
He was a great baseball player, and he is a great man.
David Ortiz was a great player because he could hit for power, average, and he was
the most clutch hitter of his era.
Transition: For those of you who do not know much about David Ortiz, I will start by telling you
about his background.
David Ortiz was not only a great baseball player, but he is a great person.
A. David Ortiz was a great teammate. He is a benevolent person, and his teammates loved
him, giving him the nickname “Big Papi.”
B. Not only was he a good teammate, but a great role model for many people. It is very
apparent just from watching him that he cares about the people around him, and that is
C. Above all, David Ortiz is a family man, and that is one of the biggest reasons to admire
Transition: Now that you all know a little about David Ortiz, the man, it is time for me to
introduce Big Papi as a player.
Statistically David Ortiz was a great hitter.
A. Ortiz could hit for average very well. He is a career .300 hitter.
B. He could also hit for power as well, as all of you probably know. Ortiz is a member of
the prestigious “500 Home Run Club.”
C. Ortiz had great plate discipline as well. One of his most important offensive qualities is
his career on base percentage, which hovered close to .400 every year.
Transition: These stats are pretty impressive, but the most important thing to understand about
David Ortiz as a player can’t be put on paper.
David Ortiz was one of the best clutch hitters that baseball lovers will ever see.
A. His ability to hit in tough spots earned him many honors, such as the World Series
B. His clutch hitting also allowed him to become the first ever designated hitter to win the
American League MVP.
C. Awards are great, but what is the most important is how David Ortiz will be
remembered as a player by his fans.
Transition: After all of that, it is easy to see why David Ortiz has been chosen for induction into
the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Thank you very much for allowing me to introduce this great man to all of you.
Please join me in congratulating David “Big Papi” Ortiz on his induction into the
Baseball Hall of Fame.
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