|Anime||S1 - Episode 04|
The Slider is a breaking ball that breaks as if sliding to the side opposite of the hand that threw it. The course resembles that of a curveball, but the pitch has more speed and, after traveling most of the distance on the trajectory characteristic of a fastball, suddenly breaks at the plate.
In case of a right handed pitcher and a right handed batter or, alternatively, a left handed pitcher and a left handed batter, the break will look like the ball is getting away from the batter. It's a go-to or even the winning pitch for many pitchers when they want the batter to swing and miss.
The ball is held by placing one's middle finger and thumb on the seams. At the moment of the ball's release, the swinging motion of the one arm is followed through while snapping one's wrist and impacting the spin from one's fingertips.