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Old 06-11-2014, 12:08 AM
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Default Yoenis Cespedes makes the throw of the year



Absolutely insane.
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:44 AM
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That might be the throw of all-time.

That's unbelievable

For those of you that prefer a viedo: http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/6479266...akmlb_anamlb_1

For reference, it is 330 feet to the LF corner at Angels Stadium, so this throw traveled basically the distance of a full football field plus a good chunk of an end zone.
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Old 06-11-2014, 01:34 PM
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The GIF doesn't show him misplaying the ball and punching it into the corner with his glove.

The throw is amazing, sure, but he shouldn't have had to make it in the first place.
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Old 06-11-2014, 01:56 PM
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That might be the throw of all-time.

That's unbelievable

For those of you that prefer a viedo: http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/6479266...akmlb_anamlb_1

For reference, it is 330 feet to the LF corner at Angels Stadium, so this throw traveled basically the distance of a full football field plus a good chunk of an end zone.
Great throw, but he was about twenty feet in front of the pole and his momentum was taking him to the ball. The best? Close, but...nah. Here is one of Vlad's best, where he's running towards the RF corner and his momentum is taking him away from the plate, but he still throws a 320 footer to the plate.

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Old 06-11-2014, 02:25 PM
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That might be the throw of all-time.

That's unbelievable

For those of you that prefer a viedo: http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/6479266...akmlb_anamlb_1

For reference, it is 330 feet to the LF corner at Angels Stadium, so this throw traveled basically the distance of a full football field plus a good chunk of an end zone.
My vote for the "throw of all-time" would probably be "The Catch" by Willie Mays. Allegedly he threw the ball back with on one hop. Now granted that was allegedly, but either way, a run didn't score and the runner on first didn't advance to second.

My vote for best confirmed throw would be Bo Jackson nailing Harold Reynolds at home in Seattle back in the 1980s.
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Old 06-11-2014, 09:07 PM
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I definitely did not take enough calculus and physics in high school to understand that Cespedes throw. Great play, even if it was only necessary due to his own error and even if Willie Mays and Ichiro have had better ones.
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Old 06-12-2014, 11:30 AM
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Great play, even if it was only necessary due to his own error and even if Willie Mays and Ichiro have had better ones.
Without question, Ichiro's throw from right field to 3rd base was the best that i've seen .. that ball seemed to defy gravity, as i kept waiting for it to bounce, but it never did .. Bo Jackson's famous throw is definitely second in my book..
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Old 06-12-2014, 12:59 PM
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To me, this is one of the best throws ever. Its so subjective, it just joins the group. Its hard to forget about the 2 throws Ankiel had to 3rd in Coors Field!
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Old 06-13-2014, 08:56 PM
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Here's a throw made by Jose Guillen that is right up there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFAbXnlzZGQ
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Old 06-14-2014, 10:50 AM
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Bo nailing Harold Reynolds at the plate is still the best ever. This one is pretty damn good, though.
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