An outfielder's arm is one of the most underrated skill sets in baseball...and, ironically enough, it's also one that is most able to invoke excitement.
You may say, "Who really cares? We wanna see home runs. Go back to writing about fat first basemen again."
Well, as much as I love writing about fat first basemen (baseball provides so many), there are other aspects of the game that need to be highlighted.
Like a home run or a late-inning strikeout, an outfielder's powerful throw can electrify a crowd and get dugouts rollicking onto the field. It's a brief moment of absolute brilliance. Field...crow hop...bang!
Here are some of the best throws over the past 40 years. Unfortunately, none were performed by fat, misplaced first basemen—although that would have been pretty amazing.