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Shortstop   /ʃˈɔrtstˌɑp/   Listen
Shortstop

noun
1.
(baseball) the person who plays the shortstop position.
2.
The fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base.  Synonym: short.






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"Shortstop" Quotes from Famous Books



... Ted had served his term he came back home to visit his mother's grave, intending to take the next train out. He wore none of the prison pallor that you read about in books, because he had been shortstop on the penitentiary all-star baseball team, and famed for the dexterity with which he could grab up red-hot grounders. The storied lock step and the clipped hair effect also were missing. The superintendent of Ted's prison had been ...
— Buttered Side Down • Edna Ferber

... nothing else. And just as in athletics some men better adapted for batting, catching, running, and kicking are singled out for the posts of fielder, shortstop, or tackle but contribute equally to the game, so it is with the men in a factory. Some day the world is going to accept that creed and pay to every human being a living wage; not, perhaps, because what he is doing is skilled or difficult; but because it is indispensable and we cannot ...
— The Story of Porcelain • Sara Ware Bassett



Words linked to "Shortstop" :   baseball, baseball game, position, infielder, baseball team



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