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Step By Step: How To Throw A Slider

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The Slider Grip
Step By Step: How To Throw A Slider

Grip the outer third of the ball when throwing a slider.

The slider is gripped similar to a two-seam fastball, with the middle finger and index finger across the two widest seams.

The difference is that the fingers should be slightly off-center, toward the outside of the ball, like you're just holding the outside third of the ball. Your thumb should be tucked under the ball, with the ring and pinkie finger off to the side.

Apply pressure to the ball with your thumb and middle finger.

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