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First to Throw a Slider

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The slider is widely believed to be one of the most difficult pitches to hit. What pitcher is credited with being the first to throw the slider?

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George Blaeholder, a right handed pitcher who amassed an unremarkable 104-125 record from 1925 to 1936, most of which was with the St. Louis Browns, is credited with being the first pitcher to throw a slider.