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

list ordered by
1
612 101
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder
2
664 620
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Right fielder
3
555 43
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder
4
592 56
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder
5
425 361
Al Kaline is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder
6
436 142
Bob Meusel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder
7
471 115
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Center fielder
8
412 83
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
RobLein added Right fielder, Outfielder
9
455 201
Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
JuanGarcia added Right fielder
10
497 162
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder
11
453 48
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Catcher
12
461 49
Brooks Robinson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Third baseman
13
257 29
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder
14
332 91
Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder
15
374 41
Rocky Colavito is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
JohnRedfield added Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder
16
317 481
Vladimir Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder
17
371 539
Ichiro Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder
18
174 17
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Catcher
19
179 421
Jesse Barfield is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Right fielder
20
218 325
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
SteveFrediani added Center fielder
21
178 307
Dave Parker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
ChangesDownClub added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder
22
144 208
Yasiel Puig is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
gamedemon24 added Right fielder
23
171 209
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
wiabux added Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder
24
138 167
Dave Winfield is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
ChangesDownClub added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder
25
63 17
Sam Rice is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder