Mariners Insider Blog

How to throw Chance Ruffin's slider

Whether you're a Little League pitcher or a housewife, a college pitcher or an executive, you may wonder occasionally how to go about throwing a slider.

Wonder no more. Seattle Mariners reliever Chance Ruffin is a second-generation major league pitcher, following father Bruce. He throws a great slider, one of the reasons the Mariners wanted him from Detroit in the Doug Fister trade last July.

Want to see how Ruffin throws his slider, and where he tries to spot it - when ahead or behind in the count? Just watch the video. And, FYI, Major League rules stipulate we can only keep the video up for 72 hours. If you want to copy it, do it now.