[ noun ] (baseball) the person who plays the shortstop position
Used in print(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)
Rookie southpaw George_Stepanovich relieved Hyde at_the_start of the ninth and gave_up the A 's fifth tally on a walk to second_baseman Dick_Howser , a wild_pitch , and Frank_Cipriani 's single under Shortstop Jerry_Adair 's glove into center .
The big , 22 - year old shortstop , the 1960 American_league `` rookie of the year '' , flew here late this afternoon from Baltimore , signed his contract for an estimated $ 15000 and was a spectator at tonight 's 5 - to 3 loss to Kansas_City - the winless Birds ' sixth setback in_a_row .
Two errors by New_York Yankee shortstop Tony_Kubek in the eleventh inning donated four unearned_runs and a 5 - to 2 victory to the Chicago_White_Sox today .