by Patrick Antonetti

With the recent incredible throw by A’s left fielder Yoenis Cespedes, it made me think of other outfielders that have a cannon for an arm.

11. Yoenis Cespedes

Besides being the most recent, it was also an incredible throw. If not for that initial bobble, we may have never seen this great throw.

10. Josh Reddick

Cespedes isn’t the only Athletic outfielder with a cannon for an arm.

 9. Ichiro Suzuki

There was a time when Ichiro was arguably the best baseball player in the world.  We know he can hit, but check out this throw.

8. Vladimir Guerrero

Vlad not only was one of the best hitters in the last 20 years, he also had one of the best arms.

 7. Bo Jackson

Bo was a great athlete. He made many great throws while with the Kansas City Royals. Check out this throw he made for the Chicago White Sox after coming back from a hip injury he suffered while playing professional football.  Bo knows…outfield throws.

 6. Adam Jones

J.P. Arencibia tries to turn a single into double, but Adam Jones fires a strike to second.

5. Rick Ankeil

Man on third, 0 outs and a fly ball to an ex-pitcher in center. You’d think the runner could tag and score? Think again.

4. Dave Parker

Parker made many wonderful throws, but this was in an All-Star game and even Gary Carter seemed a little shocked when the throw came in.

3. Jose Guillen

The ball was off Guillen’s glove at the warning track but he made up for it by nailing Ramirez at third.

2. Roberto Clemente

Game 6 of the 1971 World Series, so everything is magnified, especially when you can keep the opposing team from scoring.

1. Willie Mays

It is known as “The Catch” but boy, what a throw.  In Game 1 of the 1954 World Series, Mays makes an over the shoulder catch. He then windmills from the warning track, approximately 420 feet from home plate, and gets the ball back into the infield holding the runners on first and second.

 

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