Baseball The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time  

Ranker Community
Originally by Ranker Community
17.1k votes 2k voters 29.2k views 111 items

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
483 88
Tris Speaker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

2
624 496
Roberto Clemente is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Right fielder

3
429 34
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder

4
465 48
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
376 288
Al Kaline is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

6
345 122
Bob Meusel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

7
384 104
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Center fielder

8
356 192
Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
JuanGarcia added Right fielder

9
402 152
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

10
355 44
Brooks Robinson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Third baseman

11
317 74
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
RobLein added Right fielder, Outfielder

12
342 46
Johnny Bench is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Catcher

13
279 79
Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

14
193 26
Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder

15
300 423
Vladimir Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

16
314 39
Rocky Colavito is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
JohnRedfield added Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

17
361 475
Ichiro Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

18
170 365
Jesse Barfield is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Right fielder

19
106 12
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

20
169 274
Dave Parker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
ChangesDownClub added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

21
96 244
Ellis Valentine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

22
209 299
Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
SteveFrediani added Center fielder

23
279 338
Bo Jackson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
wiabux added Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

24
48 15
Sam Rice is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder

25
92 193
Carl Furillo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder