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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
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Right fielder
2
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder
3
Al Kaline is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder
4
Brooks Robinson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Third baseman
5
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder
6
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Catcher
7
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder
8
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder
9
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Center fielder
10
Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
JuanGarcia added Right fielder
11
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
RobLein added Right fielder, Outfielder
12
Bob Meusel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder
13
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder
14
Mike Hershberger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Lina Hershberger added Mike Hershberger Outfielder
15
Roy Campanella is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Catcher
16
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
SteveFrediani added Center fielder
17
Max Carey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder
18
Paul Waner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder
19
Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
MacSa added Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman
20
Rocky Colavito is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
JohnRedfield added Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder
21
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
Ellis Valentine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder
23
Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder
24
Shoeless Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Mike Hershberger added Outfielder
25
Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Third baseman