Introduction: How to Throw a Slider

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I am going to show you how to throw a slider. I have read that you should not throw this pitch unless you are 15 beacause you could hurt your arm. I am 13 and I throw sliders all the time and I have only hurt my arm once. You try this pitch at your own risk.

Step 1: The Grip

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For the grip hold the ball like how I did in this picture (Sorry I used a left handed grip). Put pressure on your thumb and middle finger. Then you just throw the ball.

Step 2: The Beginning of It

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As you can see this ball is going rite down the middle for a strike.

Step 3: The Effect of a Slider

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As you saw in the last picture the ball was going to be a strike but in this picture it curved as soon as it reached the plate. Now you can see that I never really pitched the ball I was just holding it in my hand the whole time but if I did pitch it the ball would curve alot.

Comments

Bert99 (author)2009-05-02

I know how to throw a righty slider with a lot of movement.

tomonto (author)2008-08-16

you don't "just throw it" it has to due with the rotation of your wrist and arm, not just your grip. So please nobody believe it is that easy to throw a slider.

LHYellowJackets4 (author)tomonto2008-08-17

DUDE YOU GENIUS! I have never thought of messing around with my wrist before thats why it never really curves for me it allways has the spin like it wants to curve.

tomonto (author)LHYellowJackets42008-08-17

is that sarcasm, i can't tell.....

LHYellowJackets4 (author)tomonto2008-08-17

No its not.

goldendeath4 (author)2008-08-12

Good job!

LHYellowJackets4 (author)2008-08-11

I am real sorry I used a lefty grip. Sorry I am left handed (LOL).

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