Re: Reds sign Mark Prior
The slider has been around for a long time. They just didn't always call it a slider. Hard curve, or fast curve, was a term used by a lot of old timers. My grandfather was a catcher and played in the 30's and he always talked about the "hard fast hook" or curve that a lot of pitches threw at that time. His description of the pitch and how they threw it is the same pitch as the slider.
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