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
516 88
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Roberto Clemente Right fielder

2
251 104
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
176 84
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
312 140
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
244 80
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
153 93
Jesse Barfield is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Jesse Barfield Right fielder

7
171 58
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
SteveFrediani added Willie Mays Center fielder

8
150 62
Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
JuanGarcia added Dwight Evans Right fielder

9
144 71
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
137 62
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
87 67
Ellis Valentine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Ellis Valentine Right fielder, Outfielder

12
131 61
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
66 56
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Tris Speaker Outfielder, Center fielder

14
109 54
Dave Winfield is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
ChangesDownClub added Dave Winfield Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

15
80 61
Carl Furillo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Carl Furillo Right fielder, Outfielder

16
58 12
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
117 53
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
63 27
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
57 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
68 48
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Joe DiMaggio Center fielder

21
68 70
José Guillén is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
José Guillén Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

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115 89
Yasiel Puig is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
gamedemon24 added Yasiel Puig Right fielder

23
71 40
Jeff Francoeur is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Jeff Francoeur Right fielder, Outfielder

24
42 52
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
47 26
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Hank Aaron Right fielder, Outfielder

26
45 26
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Babe Ruth Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

27
38 8
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Johnny Bench Catcher

28
33 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

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

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36 20
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
50 17
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
61 26
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
45 46
César Gerónimo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
César Gerónimo Outfielder, Center fielder

33
78 43
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25 18
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Ty Cobb Outfielder, Center fielder

35
21 13
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Mel Ott Right fielder, Outfielder

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21 5
Brooks Robinson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Brooks Robinson Third baseman

37
18 11
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
27 9
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Yadier Molina Catcher

39
33 33
Reggie Smith is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
SteveFrediani added Reggie Smith Right fielder, Center fielder

40
17 6
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Mike Schmidt Third baseman

41
12 3
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Yogi Berra Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

42
41 48
Kirby Puckett is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
ChangesDownClub added Kirby Puckett Outfielder, Center fielder

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

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45 37
Jay Buhner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
jschro1861 added Jay Buhner Right fielder, Outfielder

44
15 7
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Cal Ripken, Jr. Shortstop, Third baseman

45
38 47
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Reggie Jackson Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

46
12 4
Carlton Fisk is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Carlton Fisk Catcher

47
24 16
Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
MacSa added Willie Stargell Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

48
15 21
Sammy Sosa is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Sammy Sosa Right fielder

49
5 9
Sam Rice is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Sam Rice Right fielder, Outfielder

50
18 14
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