Chaz Roe Slider Mechanics


#1

Here is Oriole’s reliever Chaz Roe’s slider gif
His slider rotates at about 2,400 rpm.


#2

I have never seen a baseball move like that. Ever.


#3

that’s not real


#4

It reminds me of when I used to play Frisbee on the beach. As the Frisbee slowed down, it would dart off in one direction making it difficult to catch. This ball moves the same way–even if to a lesser extent. You can see the point where the rotation completely takes over.

This is a great demonstration of the Magnus effect.