Welcome to Baseball in French, Lesson 4. Previous lessons can be found here.
Today's term is la balle glissante.
In English, that translates to "slippery ball". What's the baseball translation?
Here's a guy who had a pretty mean slider, sporting the Expos colors on his 1989 O-Pee-Chee rookie card.
Johnson didn't have much command of his pitches back in those very early days, but by the close of his career he'd collected more than 300 wins and nearly 5,000 strikeouts. Let's just say he figured it out.
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