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Definitions for shortstop
ˈʃɔrtˌstɒpshort·stop

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shortstopnoun

    (baseball) the person who plays the shortstop position

  2. shortstop, shortnoun

    the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base

Wiktionary

  1. shortstopnoun

    The infield defensive player that stands between the second baseman and the third baseman.

    The shortstop ranged deep into the hole to make the stop.

  2. shortstopnoun

    A nimble defender.

    I'll play shortstop when we make our proposal.

Wikipedia

  1. Shortstop

    Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball or softball fielding position between second and third base, which is considered to be among the most demanding defensive positions. Historically the position was assigned to defensive specialists who were typically poor at batting and were often placed at the bottom of the batting order. Today, shortstops are often able to hit well and many are placed at the top of the lineup. In the numbering system used by scorers to record defensive plays, the shortstop is assigned the number 6. More hit balls go to the shortstop than to any other position, as there are more right-handed hitters in baseball than left-handed hitters, and most hitters have a tendency to pull the ball slightly. Like a second baseman, a shortstop must be agile, for example when performing a 4-6-3 double play. Also, like a third baseman, the shortstop fields balls hit to the left side of the infield, where a strong arm is needed to throw out a batter-runner before they reach the safety of first base.

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  1. shortstop

    Shortstop is a position in baseball and softball, primarily characterized by its location between the second and third bases, where the player is responsible for fielding ground balls, catching pop flies, and potentially making long throws to other bases. The shortstop is often considered one of the most skill-demanding defensive positions due to the quick reaction times and agility required.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shortstopnoun

    the player stationed in the field bewtween the second and third bases

Wikidata

  1. Shortstop

    Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball or softball fielding position between second and third base. Shortstop is often regarded as the most dynamic defensive position in baseball, because there are more right-handed hitters in baseball than left-handed hitters, and most hitters have a tendency to pull the ball slightly, so more balls go to the shortstop than any other position. In the numbering system used to record defensive plays, the shortstop is assigned the number 6.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shortstop in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shortstop in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of shortstop in a Sentence

  1. Kenneth Hartzfeld:

    So, when someone comes in like that, we have help them, to protect them. So we ended up intubating him and putting him on a ventilator. Four days later, Hartzfeld, then 17, woke up in the ICU and later underwent a 11-hour surgery to repair his facial bones with titanium plates. Hartzfeld walked out of the hospital 19 days later wearing his team’s baseball cap, and determined to go back to school and his sport. He was back in class less than a month after the accident, with his jaw wired shut, wearing a tracheotomy tube and a gastrostomy tube. Originally, they said I would probably never play baseball again, but I decided that was wrong. I wanted to play. Hartzfeld, a shortstop and pitcher, is now playing summer baseball, and the college scouts have started coming around again. This chapter of my life is now over, and I can only look ahead.

  2. Ken Goldin:

    In the world of sports, it is the single most well-known, iconic symbol in the industry. He was the greatest shortstop of all time.

  3. The Harvard-educated Bridich:

    His situation is separate from Nolan’s situation, as is the case with the rest of our players, we certainly cherish having Trevor as our shortstop.

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