The best baseball slides (40 images)

What better way to look forward to the beginning of the 2011 World Series than taking a look at some of the best (and worst) examples of the fine art of sliding?
Updated: Oct. 18, 2011 at 2:55 PM
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Milwaukee Brewers Jerry Hairston Jr. looks to home plate umpire Mike Everitt for a call as he slides safely past St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina in the fourth inning in Game 4 in the NLCS at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on October 13, 2011. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
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