Baseball 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

1
528 94
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Roberto Clemente Right fielder

2
257 110
Vladimir Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Vladimir Guerrero Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

3
319 147
Ichiro Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Ichiro Suzuki Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

4
182 88
Al Kaline is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Al Kaline Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

5
249 84
Bo Jackson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
wiabux added Bo Jackson Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

6
176 62
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
SteveFrediani added Willie Mays Center fielder

7
154 99
Jesse Barfield is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Jesse Barfield Right fielder

8
155 65
Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
JuanGarcia added Dwight Evans Right fielder

9
149 76
Dave Parker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
ChangesDownClub added Dave Parker Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

10
144 64
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Mickey Mantle Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

11
133 67
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
wiabux added Ken Griffey, Jr. Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

12
88 72
Ellis Valentine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Ellis Valentine Right fielder, Outfielder

13
71 58
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder

14
120 58
Rick Ankiel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
based_brady added Rick Ankiel Outfielder, Center fielder, Starting pitcher

15
113 58
Dave Winfield is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
ChangesDownClub added Dave Winfield Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

16
81 66
Carl Furillo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Carl Furillo Right fielder, Outfielder

17
60 17
Andre Dawson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Al Wilson added Andre Dawson Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

18
65 32
Larry Walker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Larry Walker Right fielder, Outfielder

19
64 28
Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Carl Yastrzemski Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

20
118 94
Yasiel Puig is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
gamedemon24 added Yasiel Puig Right fielder

21
74 48
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Joe DiMaggio Center fielder

22
72 45
Jeff Francoeur is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Jeff Francoeur Right fielder, Outfielder

23
68 75
José Guillén is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
José Guillén Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

24
47 53
Bob Meusel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Bob Meusel Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

25
51 27
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Babe Ruth Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

26
43 9
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Johnny Bench Catcher

27
50 29
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Hank Aaron Right fielder, Outfielder

28
37 19
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
RobLein added Roger Maris Right fielder, Outfielder

29
62 28
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
MacSa added Yoenis Céspedes Outfielder, Center fielder

30
27 12
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Yadier Molina Catcher

31
53 18
Rocky Colavito is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
JohnRedfield added Rocky Colavito Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

32
37 22
Jim Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Jim Edmonds First baseman, Center fielder

33
30 18
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Ty Cobb Outfielder, Center fielder

34
79 45
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35
45 47
César Gerónimo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
César Gerónimo Outfielder, Center fielder

36
23 5
Brooks Robinson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Brooks Robinson Third baseman

37
22 13
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Mel Ott Right fielder, Outfielder

38
20 12
Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Tom Derr added Lou Brock Outfielder, Left fielder

39
19 6
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Mike Schmidt Third baseman

40
34 34
Reggie Smith is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
SteveFrediani added Reggie Smith Right fielder, Center fielder

41
14 3
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Yogi Berra Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

42
16 7
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Cal Ripken, Jr. Shortstop, Third baseman

43
41 48
Kirby Puckett is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
ChangesDownClub added Kirby Puckett Outfielder, Center fielder

44
14 4
Carlton Fisk is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Carlton Fisk Catcher

45
26 16
Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
MacSa added Willie Stargell Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

46
45 37
Jay Buhner is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
jschro1861 added Jay Buhner Right fielder, Outfielder

47
39 47
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Reggie Jackson Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

48
5 9
Sam Rice is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Sam Rice Right fielder, Outfielder

49
19 14
Ken Griffey, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
MacSa added Ken Griffey, Sr. Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

50
15 22
Sammy Sosa is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Sammy Sosa Right fielder