- the position of the player covering the area of the infield between second and third base.
- a fielder who covers this position.
- Also called shortstop bath. Photography. stop bath.
Origin of shortstop
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Examples from the Web for shortstop
The New York Yankees shortstop played his final Major League Baseball game Sunday in Boston.10 Unforgettable Derek Jeter Highlights (VIDEO)
September 29, 2014
In this lighter Steinbrenner moment, he joins forces with beloved Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter in a Visa commercial.8 Classic George Steinbrenner Moments
The Daily Beast Video
July 13, 2010
And that fellow with the pipe in his mouth is 'Dots' McCann, the shortstop.Baseball Joe in the Big League
The second batter hit to shortstop and reached first on a fumble.Copper Coleson's Ghost
Edward P. Hendrick
Snorky stole in closer and closer until he was almost back of shortstop.The Eternal Boy
Denton followed with a hit to short that was too hot for the shortstop to handle.Baseball Joe, Home Run King
Shortstop was covering second, and the infield was playing close.Weatherby's Inning
Ralph Henry Barbour
- the fielding position to the left of second base viewed from home plate
- the player at this position
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Word Origin and History for shortstop
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