The Rules of Baseball : How to Slide Into Base in Baseball

Alright we are going to talk about a few slides
now. And sliding is very important in determining whether you are going to be safe or out on
a close play. If you are running and you have a bad slide, if you have a late slide you
are at risk for being called out, for being, called interfered with if you run into a player.
So it is very important to understand the right way to slide. The first slide we are
going to talk about is just a regular foot first bent leg slide. What’s going to happen
is as you get close to the base you’re going to start to bend this leg and go down and
you slide and end up being like this with your foot first. The other slide we are going
to talk about is a popup slide. It is very similar to that except when you go in you’re
going to get down and your momentum is going to allow you to hit the base and popup right
when you get to the base. So you use, you utilize the spikes on your shoes or your cleats
to popup at second base. Again, slide, get down, you’ll be sliding, use your spikes
to stop and they’ll pop you back up. The last thing we are going to talk about is a
head first slide. It’s the most common slide for people stealing second base. You might
want to avoid it more when you are in a close play at home because you could injure your
shoulder, injure your arm if the catcher lands on you or something like that. But a head
first slide is just what it sounds like. Going in you slowly get low and then use your arm
and your head to navigate to the base before the ball can tag you.

44 thoughts on “The Rules of Baseball : How to Slide Into Base in Baseball

  1. When i slide 'feet first' then i not bend my leg so slowly on the ground but make a little 'hop' and bend my leg in the air, you don't lose so mutch speed as he does but you slide over the bag alot of times:P

  2. You slide with your leg under your ass so you can pop up on a double. If there is an overthrow or if you see something in the outfield that you weren't able to see while going into second and during the blind spot between your first and third base coaches then you can keep going to third.

  3. You always slide away from the tag toward the corner of hte bag if neccesary. If it's close you always hit the deck face first and while you are cruising on your stomach you can keep your hand away from the tag and dart it in there or hook the outside of the bag. That being said when you are going headfirst when you are roughly two steps or sliding distance you should give a little side push and get your momentum going away from the tagger.

  4. wow, now it is not anywhere near baseball season, nobody is listening, and I have just done almost more than this guy. Thanks for listening.

  5. your stuck in a pit with a yankee fan a snake a lion and a gun with two bullets what do you do?…… shoot the yankee fan twice. LOL

  6. sliding is uhhhh….very important baseball uhhhh….uhhhhh..uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  7. ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm to be ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm right way
    to slide
    like this
    first foot

  8. head first slide you want both hands going foward to avoid locking it up and injuries. also he didnt mention the side slides to avoid tag.

  9. cuz then you'll be on your right side and the ball can come up and hit you in your chest or face from the outfield
    if you slide with yoru righr foot tucked, you'll be facing the outfield no matter where you are

  10. I am confused, in the UK playing soccer you slide from a young age, you dont need to be tought how to, its the obvious and natural way to slide

  11. looks like o buddy just didnt wanna get his hibbett sports jersey dirty. couldnt actually demonstrate the slide. really bro???

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