Just a brief pointer to something most baseball fans have already seen a little while ago-- the two throws outfielder Rick Ankiel made on May 6 against the Colorado Rockies. The video of it is here. The first throw is solid; the second is the best throw I've ever seen. The only throw that comes to mind that would be comparable is the Mays' catch and throw off the bat of Vic Wertz in Game 1 of the 1954 World Series, but I think that's known more for the catch and throw as a whole, the circumstances (tied in the 8th inning of a World Series game), and the ultimate result of the entire play (keeping the runner from scoring the go ahead run). Strictly on the basis of the throw, I've got to give it to Rick Ankiel. (New to me upon checking the play-by-play of that game: Wertz was 4-for-5 that day, his only out being the famous Mays catch.) I know Ichiro made a well-known throw against Oakland early in 2001, but was sprinting in on a single and did not throw the ball as far. Ankiel was sprinting away from 3rd base.
I did some rough calculations based on the dimensions of Coors Field in Colorado for the second throw; conservatively, I put it at 335 feet in the air.
Absolutely incredible. This video gets the TPS Seal of Approval.