Ted Williams once said that a slider was "the best pitch in baseball." Whether or not that's true depends on a lot of things, of course, but the slider is certainly an effective pitch for those who can throw it correctly.
A slider is the third fastest pitch in baseball. (The No. 1 fastest is a four-seam fastball and No. 2 is a two-seam fastball.) It's important for pitchers, parents and coaches to learn a proper slider grip and to learn correct throwing technique of a slider to ensure and promote arm-health. A slider is gripped like a two-seam fastball, but held slightly off-center.
Learn tips and techniques on how to do a full wind-up when you pitch a baseball in this free sports instruction video.
Expert: Mike Lumley
Bio: Mike Lumley is the President and head instructor of Lumley School of Baseball and has a very extensive back ground in baseball and baseball camps; two years Scholarship at Eastern Michigan University,
Filmmaker: Melissa Schenk
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