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
544 173
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Roberto Clemente Right fielder

2
234 116
Al Kaline is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Al Kaline Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

3
149 60
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder

4
325 227
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
262 191
Vladimir Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Vladimir Guerrero Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

6
130 29
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Babe Ruth Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

7
97 19
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Ty Cobb Outfielder, Center fielder

8
95 66
Bob Meusel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Bob Meusel Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

9
73 11
Brooks Robinson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Brooks Robinson Third baseman

10
252 163
Bo Jackson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
wiabux added Bo Jackson Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

11
112 64
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Joe DiMaggio Center fielder

12
157 177
Jesse Barfield is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Jesse Barfield Right fielder

13
181 139
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
SteveFrediani added Willie Mays Center fielder

14
75 30
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
RobLein added Roger Maris Right fielder, Outfielder

15
156 130
Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
JuanGarcia added Dwight Evans Right fielder

16
159 110
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Mickey Mantle Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

17
78 21
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Johnny Bench Catcher

18
86 22
Rocky Colavito is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
JohnRedfield added Rocky Colavito Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

19
152 131
Dave Parker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
ChangesDownClub added Dave Parker Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

20
77 46
Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Carl Yastrzemski Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

21
88 107
Ellis Valentine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Ellis Valentine Right fielder, Outfielder

22
115 92
Dave Winfield is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
ChangesDownClub added Dave Winfield Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

23
137 113
Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
wiabux added Ken Griffey, Jr. Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

24
122 97
Rick Ankiel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
based_brady added Rick Ankiel Outfielder, Center fielder, Starting pitcher

25
82 95
Carl Furillo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Carl Furillo Right fielder, Outfielder

26
121 119
Yasiel Puig is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
gamedemon24 added Yasiel Puig Right fielder

27
66 52
Larry Walker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Larry Walker Right fielder, Outfielder

28
69 90
José Guillén is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
José Guillén Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

29
72 59
Jeff Francoeur is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Jeff Francoeur Right fielder, Outfielder

30
60 39
Andre Dawson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Al Wilson added Andre Dawson Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

31
52 39
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Hank Aaron Right fielder, Outfielder

32
64 37
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
MacSa added Yoenis Céspedes Outfielder, Center fielder

33
26 13
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Mel Ott Right fielder, Outfielder

34
38 26
Jim Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Jim Edmonds First baseman, Center fielder

35
28 18
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Yadier Molina Catcher

36
79 48
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37
22 12
Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Tom Derr added Lou Brock Outfielder, Left fielder

38
45 49
César Gerónimo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
César Gerónimo Outfielder, Center fielder

39
21 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
15 3
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Yogi Berra Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

42
17 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
42 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
15 4
Carlton Fisk is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Carlton Fisk Catcher

45
27 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
40 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
16 22
Sammy Sosa is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Sammy Sosa Right fielder

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
5 9
Sam Rice is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Sam Rice Right fielder, Outfielder