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Slider
Slider amahisa
First Seen
Anime S1 - Episode 04
Notable Users
Pitchers Amahisa Kōsei

Furuya Satoru
Kawakami Norifumi
Manaka Kaname
Narumiya Mei
Kuki Youhei

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.[1]

Grip

Slider
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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.

Users

Pitcher Description Image
Amahisa Kōsei Amahisa's slider breaks so sharply that not only does his catcher have difficulty catching, but even he has a hard time controlling it.

Special feature: In his 3rd year, Amahisa achieved a Horizontal Slider that breaks close to the plate and body of the batter. It is said that once he get this pitch going, he's almost unhittable.

(see infobox)
Amahisa horizontal sider
Manaka Kaname Manaka's winning pitch. Slider manaka
Narumiya Mei His sharp slider is one of the breaking balls at his disposal. Slider narumiya
Kawakami Norifumi The slider's Kawakami's main weapon. Slider kawakami
Furuya Satoru Termed the Vertical Slider (or a Slurve) due to the pitch having more downward break than sideways break compare to a conventional Slider. Slider furuya
Kuki Youhei Kuki first demonstrated his Slider in the intrasquad game.
Kuki Slider

References

  1. Act II - Chapter 28

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