Must-Watch Video: Steve Carlton’s Slider
Last night, @erhudy brought this to my attention on Twitter. Phillies fans are well aware of Steve Carlton‘s pitching prowess, but he played roughly 25 years before the advent of baseball clips on-demand. Thus, this video is a real gem.
A couple of my favorite quotes from the video:
This is an important question — it’s the most important question anyone should ask themselves in life: why do you think you were put on this Earth?
Carlton: Teach the world how to throw a slider.
John Vukovich: I remember one day Dick Ruthven asking him how he threw that slider. So, Lefty very simply picked the ball out of the bag and said, “I hold it like this and I throw the shit out of it.”