• WordNet 3.6
    • n shortstop the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base
    • n shortstop (baseball) the person who plays the shortstop position
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Shortstop (Baseball) The player stationed in the field bewtween the second and third bases.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • shortstop A player in the game of base-ball who is stationed between second and third base; also, the position filled by that player. See base-ball. Also called short.
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In literature:

Ashwell's hard chance gave the Bison's shortstop an error, and Stringer came up with two men on bases.
"The Redheaded Outfield and Other Baseball Stories" by Zane Grey
Naturally I played baseball and as a shortstop most of the time.
"The Biography of a Rabbit" by Roy Benson
John H. Wagner, the brilliant veteran of the Pittsburgh club, fought his way to the position of shortstop in 1912.
"Spalding's Official Baseball Guide - 1913"
Little Danny Griswold, the Yale shortstop, put on a catcher's mitt and prepared to catch for Frank.
"Frank Merriwell at Yale" by Burt L. Standish
It must not be inferred that grand-stand playing is confined to the shortstop.
"Outdoor Sports and Games" by Claude H. Miller
Boston, Spalding, pitcher; McVey, catcher; White, Barnes and Schafer on the bases; George Wright, shortstop; Leonard, Hall and Jas.
"A Ball Player's Career" by Adrian C. Anson
The little shortstop was primed for anything.
"Jack Winters' Baseball Team" by Mark Overton
He was shortstop on the Roswell nine.
"Stepsons of Light" by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
He was playing shortstop.
"Pitching in a Pinch" by Christy Mathewson
In his time he had been a good quarter-back on his college eleven and one of the best shortstops of his day.
"The Crimson Sweater" by Ralph Henry Barbour
Whether it was Dick's presence at shortstop, or because the other players on his team braced up, was not evident.
"Dick Hamilton's Cadet Days" by Howard R. Garis
Barney O'Reilley, the shortstop, laughed.
"Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager" by Burt L. Standish
Oh you Sheckard, oh you Schulte, oh you great Three Fingered Brown, Oh you little shortstop Tinker, idol of Chicago town!
"Right off the Bat" by William F. Kirk
In this, with one man out, Sam managed to send a neat drive directly past the Roxley shortstop.
"The Rover Boys on a Tour" by Arthur M. Winfield
We would be in a mess if we lost our shortstop.
"The Girls of Central High" by Gertrude W. Morrison
Joe recognized his questioner as the Resolute shortstop.
"Baseball Joe of the Silver Stars" by Lester Chadwick
He easily disposed of Chatz; and while Red did get on first through an error of the shortstop, who threw wide, he died there.
"Fast Nine" by Alan Douglas
White, the strong hitting shortstop, was the next batsman, but after knocking two high flies, he was struck out by a fast inshoot.
"Bert Wilson's Fadeaway Ball" by J. W. Duffield
Then, on a puzzling little fly, which the shortstop, with no excuse in the world, missed, another man got to first.
"Baseball Joe at Yale" by Lester Chadwick
Spud had a ball and a strike called on him and then met the leather and sent it to the shortstop.
"The Rover Boys Down East" by Arthur M. Winfield

In news:

Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond entered the game against the Mets in the more.
George McNish/The Star-Ledger Mets shortstop Jose Reyes is entering the final year of his contract.
Sonoma third-baseman Jonah Son readies to makes a throw while shortstop teammate Chris Swanson – who had the game-winning RBI in the Dragons' SCL win over visiting Analy Tuesday night – backs up the play during a recent game at Arnold Field.
Hardy finally validated as one of game's top shortstops.
But despite playing his best defensive seasons the past two years, Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy never thought he'd win a Gold Glove.
Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has narrowed his walkup song to four choices.
Q&A: Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired utility player Skip Schumaker from the St Louis Cardinals in exchange for minor league shortstop Jake Lemmerman, the Dodgers announced Wednesday.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have made another move in a busy offseason, getting utility player Skip Schumaker from St Louis in a trade for for minor-league shortstop Jake Lemmerman.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired utility player Skip Schumaker from the St Louis Cardinals in exchange for minor league shortstop Jake Lemmerman, according to reports.
He moved to shortstop to accommodate Alfonso Soriano, who was acquired in the trade that sent Alex Rodriguez to the New York Yankees.
Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond is putting it all together .
Tribe trades Rogers to Toronto for shortstop, minor-league catcher.
The Arizona Diamondbacks continued their wheeling-and-dealing winter, acquiring a shortstop and two other players in a three-team trade Tuesday night.
The Oakland Athletics have exercised their $4.5 million contract option for closer Grant Balfour , while the AL West champions have declined their half of a $10 million mutual option for shortstop Stephen Drew.