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Discussion of Baseball’s Great OF Arms Should Include Rocky Colavito

Published by on May 8, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The question came to me, quite out of the blue, but it made me smile nonetheless.

One of my colleagues at Bleacher Report had read one of my nostalgic Tigers pieces—the kind I’m so wont to do, as you know—and we started a back-and-forth chat about great players of the past, including non-Tigers.

Then, this.

“Who had the better arm? Clemente or Colavito?,” he asked.

Ahh yes. Thanks for asking!

It’s pretty much commonly known that Roberto Clemente had one of the finest arms ever in baseball history. A virtual cannon in right field.

I can still see the one throw, from the 1971 World Series.

Clemente turning and throwing, in ...

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