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The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time 

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Updated October 10, 2018 22.4k votes 2.6k voters 33.3k views 110 items

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
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder
2
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added 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
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Center fielder
7
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder
8
Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
JuanGarcia added Right fielder
9
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Right fielder
10
Al Kaline is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder
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
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Third baseman
15
Bo Jackson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
wiabux added Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder
16
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Catcher
17
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
wiabux added Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder
18
Dave Winfield is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
ChangesDownClub added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder
19
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder
20
Sam Rice is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder
21
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
SteveFrediani added Center fielder
22
Andre Dawson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Al Wilson added Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder
23
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Shortstop, Third baseman
24
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder
25
Ichiro Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder