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The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time 

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List Rules Please vote up the Major League baseball players based only on their throwing arms.

This list of the greatest throwing arms of all time includes some legendary MLB players known for being true flamethrowers from the outfield. These baseball players might be way out in the outfield, but they get (or got) a ton of attention for making some incredibly exciting defensive plays, via assists. Which Major League Baseball players do you think had the best throwing arms ever?

Vote, and be sure to re-rank this list your way, too.MLB players with the greatest throwing arms ever had cannons, keeping runners who were thinking about stealing bases in place, because they knew the chances they'd get thrown out were very, very high. The ballplayers listed here are without a doubt some of the best baseball players ever. Every single one of them racked up incredible assist numbers, combining sheer strength with athleticism and accuracy. If baseball's your thing, you'll definitely want to check out these lists of the greatest first, second and third basemen of all time

list ordered by
1
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Right fielder
2
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder
3
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder
4
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Catcher
5
Brooks Robinson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Third baseman
6
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder
7
Al Kaline is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder
8
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Center fielder
9
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder
10
Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
JuanGarcia added Right fielder
11
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
RobLein added Right fielder, Outfielder
12
Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder
13
Bob Meusel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder
14
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder
15
Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
MacSa added Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman
16
Mike Hershberger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Lina Hershberger added Mike Hershberger Outfielder
17
Dave Parker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
ChangesDownClub added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder
18
Max Carey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder
19
Paul Waner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder
20
Vladimir Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder
21
Jay Buhner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
jschro1861 added Right fielder, Outfielder
22
Ellis Valentine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder
23
Rocky Colavito is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
JohnRedfield added Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder
24
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
SteveFrediani added Center fielder
25
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder