This is the most interesting article I have written to date. I've been asked to write about one of the most arm demanding pitches there is in baseball, and that is the slider. The slider is a pitch that is a double edge sword. On one hand, the best pitchers in baseball, both starters and relievers, utilize this pitch and to some degree, dictates their fame and fortune. It is one of the four pitches that usually dictates a players ability to play at a higher level.
On the other hand, it usually isn't taught to most kids unless they are physically ready to perfect the pitch. This pitch has caused more elbow injuries than all the other pitches combined.
With all of this being said, when thrown correctly, is one of the most devastating pitches out there. Hopefully we can appreciate this pitch and the pitchers who throw it.