To be a pitcher in baseball today, a solid fastball is key. If your velocity reaches the high 90s, chances are you'll be able to have a career as a solid fireballer out of the bullpen.
Yet, in looking through the baseball annals, there's one other pitch that stands out from the fastballs and curveballs that have passed through history. I'm talking about the slider.
Here's a pitch that's usually average in velocity and moves like an inside fastball, but sort of dishes, or slides, to the side at the last minute and psychs out the batter, who will either swing through it or take it. Those who have mastered the pitch, such as Hall of Famer and former Philadelphia Phillies ace Steve Carlton (pictured), have mostly gone on to have lucrative MLB careers.
Thus, in the spirit of celebrating the pitch, here are the best slider artists in the history of each MLB team.