- the position of the player covering the area of the infield between second and third base.
- a fielder who covers this position.
Examples from the Web for shortstop
The New York Yankees shortstop played his final Major League Baseball game Sunday in Boston.
In this lighter Steinbrenner moment, he joins forces with beloved Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter in a Visa commercial.
The shortstop leaped up and knocked the ball down, but it was going too fast for him to hold.Baseball Joe Around the World|Lester Chadwick
He consoled himself by the determination to make the shortstop position on the baseball team the following spring.The Rushton Boys at Rally Hall|Spencer Davenport
Harry paused only because Way had picked out the first ball offered him and had banged it across to shortstop.The Lucky Seventh|Ralph Henry Barbour
Denton followed with a hit to short that was too hot for the shortstop to handle.Baseball Joe, Home Run King|Lester Chadwick
The next batter also found the ball and knocked it hotly to shortstop, who fumbled it; and the bases were full.For the Honor of the School|Ralph Henry Barbour
British Dictionary definitions for shortstop
- the fielding position to the left of second base viewed from home plate
- the player at this position