Main Idea and Details

Kyra Troendle

Main Idea is the main point of a speech or piece of writing. It includes central idea and details.

Central Idea

Central Idea is the most important point conveyed in a passage or text. The central Idea in the non-fiction article about girls playing in the world baseball series. The central Idea is that girls are just as capable as boys. Even when it comes to baseball.


The details supporting the central idea are that there have been 18 girls taht have ever  played in the boy's little league world series. For the first time a girl had pitched a shutout in the Little League World Series and struck out eight batters. Johnston Massar thinks eventually, there will be a woman in Major League Baseball if not multiple. She played in 1950, leading to a rule banning girls from playing. That rule was overturned in 1974. It goes to show you how sports have moved the last 30 or 40 years, and we wouldn't have thought of this 40 or 50 years ago. We wouldn't have even dreamed that a girl could play in a boy dominated sport. Things are changing for the better girls are playing in Football, Baseball, Hockey, and many more sports. Even in the Olympics there is woman's hockey which was added in 1998, less than twenty years ago.

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