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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

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501 83
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Roberto Clemente Right fielder

2
243 99
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
169 81
Al Kaline is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Al Kaline Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

4
303 134
Ichiro Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Ichiro Suzuki Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

5
236 77
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
149 89
Jesse Barfield is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Jesse Barfield Right fielder

7
165 53
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
SteveFrediani added Willie Mays Center fielder

8
142 58
Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
JuanGarcia added Dwight Evans Right fielder

9
140 68
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
133 58
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
84 62
Ellis Valentine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Ellis Valentine Right fielder, Outfielder

12
128 56
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
wiabux added Ken Griffey, Jr. Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

13
104 48
Dave Winfield is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
ChangesDownClub added Dave Winfield Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

14
63 53
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder

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76 56
Carl Furillo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Carl Furillo Right fielder, Outfielder

16
54 9
Andre Dawson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Al Wilson added Andre Dawson Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

17
111 49
Rick Ankiel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
based_brady added Rick Ankiel Outfielder, Center fielder, Starting pitcher

18
59 24
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
54 26
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
65 45
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Joe DiMaggio Center fielder

21
112 85
Yasiel Puig is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
gamedemon24 added Yasiel Puig Right fielder

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65 67
José Guillén is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
José Guillén Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

23
68 38
Jeff Francoeur is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Jeff Francoeur Right fielder, Outfielder

24
39 50
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
35 6
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Johnny Bench Catcher

26
43 25
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Hank Aaron Right fielder, Outfielder

27
43 25
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Babe Ruth Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

28
31 17
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
RobLein added Roger Maris Right fielder, Outfielder

The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time

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33 18
Jim Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Jim Edmonds First baseman, Center fielder

30
45 15
Rocky Colavito is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
JohnRedfield added Rocky Colavito Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

31
54 25
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
MacSa added Yoenis Céspedes Outfielder, Center fielder

32
43 45
César Gerónimo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
César Gerónimo Outfielder, Center fielder

33
73 42
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20 12
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Mel Ott Right fielder, Outfielder

35
22 17
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Ty Cobb Outfielder, Center fielder

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17 10
Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Tom Derr added Lou Brock Outfielder, Left fielder

37
33 30
Reggie Smith is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
SteveFrediani added Reggie Smith Right fielder, Center fielder

38
25 8
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Yadier Molina Catcher

39
18 5
Brooks Robinson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Brooks Robinson Third baseman

40
14 4
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Cal Ripken, Jr. Shortstop, Third baseman

41
37 45
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Reggie Jackson Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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23 14
Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
MacSa added Willie Stargell Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

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13 6
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Mike Schmidt Third baseman

44
10 3
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Yogi Berra Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

45
15 19
Sammy Sosa is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Sammy Sosa Right fielder

46
42 36
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
38 48
Kirby Puckett is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
ChangesDownClub added Kirby Puckett Outfielder, Center fielder

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5 8
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
10 3
Carlton Fisk is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Carlton Fisk Catcher

50
18 13
Ken Griffey, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
MacSa added Ken Griffey, Sr. Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder