VIDEOS: Five fun outfield cannons in honor of Yoenis Cespedes
After Yoenis Cespedes made a ridiculous throw Tuesday night in Anaheim, let's take a look at five more outfield cannons from the (televised) past in video form. Yes, Bo Jackson is included.
Tuesday night, A's left fielder Yoenis Cespedes uncorked the mother of all recovery throws to nail a runner at home plate. Here it was for those who wanna stay here and watch all these videos at once:
So, in honor of Cespedes' throw, let's take a look at five similarly unbelievable throws from the outfield. Let us note here that the purpose isn't to rank these or proclaim them the five best. It's a non-comprehensive grouping of readily available videos to post on the Internet while still timely.
First up, the great Roberto Clemente, in Game 6 of the 1971 World Series when he was 36 years old:
Speaking of the World Series, how about Joe Ferguson from Game 1 in 1974?
No outfield throw collection is complete without Bo Jackson ...
... or Vladimir Guerrero:
And, finally, my vote for the most impressive of these. Jose Guillen with some serious lunacy:
As Hawk Harrelson would say, mercy!