In baseball, a slider is a pitch halfway between a curveball and a fastball. When pitched, the slider breaks laterally and down, with more speed than a curve ball but less speed than a fastball. The break on the pitch is shorter than that of a curveball. The release technique of a slider is between a curveball and a fastball. The slider is similar to the cutter, a pitch which is thrown as a fastball, but differs in the sense that a slider tends to be more of a breaking ball. A notable slider is thrown by John Smoltz which comes in looking like a strike and then breaks out of the strike zone.Another notable pitcher who throws a slider is hall of famer Rollie Fingers who used the pitch to win a Cy Young award in 1981.
Improper throwing while pitching sliders is associated with pitching injuries and slider pitchers experience injuries at a slightly increased rate of other pitchers.
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