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VIDEO: Joe Ferguson with perhaps the best World Series throw ever

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Earlier this week, I posted a Leaderboarding to illustrate the greatness of Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente's throwing arm from right field. In the comments section, a fan noted the hose possessed back in the 1970s by a player named Joe Ferguson of the Dodgers.

And wouldn't you know it, there's video footage of his cannon available.


Ferguson's play there is even better because he sprinted all the way to center to steal the ball from Jimmy Wynn -- who had a sore arm at the time. And, man, what a dart.

Even better, it happened in Game 1 of the 1974 World Series. It was the top of the eighth with the A's leading 3-1. Sure, the A's would go on to win by that very score, but that was a big out at the time for the Dodgers, as they only had six outs left to work with and were facing Hall of Fame closer Rollie Fingers (back when closers were actually allowed to get six outs in the postseason in Dodger Stadium).

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