Definition of shortstop
1 : the player position in baseball for defending the infield area on the third-base side of second base
2 : the player stationed in the shortstop position
Recent Examples of shortstop from the Web
Miami shortstop J.T. Riddle didn’t move his feet as the Diamondbacks shuffled toward their dugout.
Volquez said — and Bour tagged out Paul Goldschmidt after a throw by shortstop JT Riddle came in high.
In just a few hours, Motter was going to start at shortstop against his former team, the Tampa Bay Rays, the organization that drafted, developed and then traded him to the Mariners in the offseason.
Heyward cited the case of Ian Desmond, the former Nationals shortstop who settled on a one-year deal to play the outfield for the Rangers in 2016 before signing a multi-year contract with the Rockies last winter as an outfielder-first baseman.
First baseman Anthony Rizzo and third baseman Kris Bryant were leading vote-getters, with second baseman Javier Baez, shortstop Addison Russell and catcher Willson Contreras in second place at their positions.
Kevin McCune, however, reached on an error by the shortstop.
Jordan worked her way back into the starting lineup for the Georgia series and filled in at shortstop for five games while Fagan was suspended.
The game featured three home runs, 15 strikeouts and a pair of fine defensive plays by Torrey Pines shortstop Jake Boone.
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First Known Use of shortstop
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Definition of shortstop for English Language Learners
baseball : the player who defends the area between second and third base
SHORTSTOP Defined for Kids
Definition of shortstop for Students
: a baseball infielder whose position is between second and third base
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