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  Shortstop - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
Shortstops are required to cover second base in double play situations when the ball is hit to the second baseman, first baseman, pitcher, or catcher.
Shortstops generally are given precedence on catching pop-ups in the infield as well, so they end up calling off other players many times, although on deep pop-ups they fall back when called off by an outfielder.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Shortstop   (302 words)

 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Shortstop
Ray Chapman Ray Chapman (January 15, 1891–August 17, 1920) was a shortstop for the American League Cleveland team, known as the Naps from 1912–1914 and Indians from 1915–1920.
Major league shortstops A designated hitter (often shortened to DH), is an official position adopted by Major League Baseballs American League in 1973 that allowed teams to boost sagging offensive performances by designating a player to bat in place of the pitcher.
SHORTSTOP is an electronic countermeasures system that detects signals emitted from proximity-fused weapons, modifies the signal and sends it back to the weapon making the fuze think it is close to the ground.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Shortstop   (2811 words)

 Shortstop   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Berkery, a senior shortstop from Sarasota, Fla., leads the Southeastern Conference with a.383 batting average and is second with a.468 on-base percentage.
One option that hasn't been discussed is moving shortstop Rafael Furcal to the outfield, where the Dodgers are thin and where Furcal's speed and strong arm...
The Citrus senior shortstop is as relaxed as ever on this special day, her official signing with Pasco-Hernando Community College to play softball.
www.wikiverse.org /shortstop   (193 words)

 Shortstop   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and...
Shortstop is often regarded as the most dynamic defensive position in...
Shortstop, SEPS, is an electronic countermeasures system that protects people and equipment from proximity-fuzed weapons such as mortar rounds, rockets,...
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Shortstop.html   (322 words)

 Baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Originally the first, second and third basemen played very near their respective bases, and the shortstop generally played "in" (hence the term), covering the area between second, third, and the pitchers box, or wherever the game situation required.
The shortstop fills the critical gap between second and third bases—where right-handed batters generally hit ground balls—and also covers second or third base and the near part of left field.
The center fielder has more territory to cover than the corner outfielders, so this player must be quick and agile with a strong arm to throw balls in to the infield; as with the shortstop, teams tend to emphasize defense at this position.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Baseball   (9367 words)

 How to Play Shortstop (the Right Way)
the shortstop is usually the best player on the team, and the head coach is often tempted to let him do what he wants, figuing that other players will only get in his way.
Shortstops routinely throw to first base, sometimes from deep in the hole; therefore, arm strength is a big requirement, as only the third baseman has a longer throw in the infield.
Above all, a shortstop must be able to make decisions and think on his feet, as he is the captain of the defense, and is responsible for setting the tone on the field.
www.youthbaseballinfo.com /view_article.php?articleid=20   (756 words)

 Santos long on potential as shortstop of the future | www.azstarnet.com ®
Ask Sergio Santos how he has been progressing at shortstop, and the Diamondbacks' superprospect likely will tell you he is taking it one step at a time.
The shortstop is impressing in his first big-league camp, in part because fast-improving footwork has allowed him to thrive defensively despite boasting a chiseled, muscular frame.
The shortstop made a diving stop and threw a bullet to first baseman Chad Tracy to retire the speedy Young.
www.azstarnet.com /sn/springtraining/65696.php   (628 words)

 Shortstop Electronic Protection System - SEPS
SHORTSTOP is a life-saving system that protects people and equipment from proximity-fused weapons such as mortar rounds, rockets, and artillery shells.
Soldiers can be proficient in set-up, operation and maintenance of the Shortstop system after just a few hours of training.
Analysis indicates deployment of SHORTSTOP against these weapons can increase survival by as much as 80% during an initial attack.
www.edocorp.com /SEPS.htm   (401 words)

 Warlock Green / Warlock Red / AN/VLQ -9 or -10 SHORTSTOP Countermeasure
The SHORTSTOP, AN/VLQ -9 or -10, systems demonstrated, in testing, the ability to significantly enhance survivability of troops and high value assets from indirect fire, proximity fuzed munitions.
The Shortstop Electronic Protection System is a mobile electronic countermeasure systems managed by the Fort Monmouth-based Product Manager for Firefinder were deployed with ground units to protect personnel and equipment.
The Shortstop system decoys enemy artillery, mortars and rockets causing them to detonate before reaching their intended targets.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/systems/ground/an-vlq-9.htm   (1408 words)

 SHORTSTOP JEANS AND CASUAL SLACKS FOR SHORTER MEN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
SHORTSTOP JEANS are available in 2 cuts and 3 colors.
SHORTSTOP COTTON TWILL SLACKS are tailored in both RELAXED and TRADITIONAL cuts, as well as in PLEATED and FLAT fronts.
SHORTSTOP 100% Cotton Twill Slacks are WRINKLE-FREE, requiring little or no ironing when washing and drying instructions are followed.
www.theshortstop.com   (806 words)

 A-Rod's transformation to third nothing new : Announcers - YESNetwork.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Shortstop is the position that requires the most athletic dexterity — speed, agility, throwing arm, reflexes — so consequently, from Little League on up, a team's best athlete always is put at shortstop.
Like Boyer, Cox came to the Pirates as a shortstop and was their regular shortstop in 1946 and 1947, when he was traded to the Brooklyn Dodgers.
At the time, he and Ernie Banks were the only shortstops ever to hit 40 homers in a season.
www.yesnetwork.com /announcers/article.asp?article_id=175   (1052 words)

 JTE ShortStop Manual   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Attach the male BNC connector of your adapter to the female BNC input connector on the unit and attach the free end of your adapter to two conductors at one end of the cable you are testing.
ShortStop™ reacts to conduit as though it was just another wire in the multi-wire environment.
In the case of the ShortStop™ Cable Fault Finder, the variance occurs in only a few cable types and both readings are within the specified accuracy of the instrument.
www.nteinc.com /jovial/shortstop/manual/manual.html   (4194 words)

 National Baseball Hall of Fame - February 2002 Trivia Quiz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Many experts consider the shortstop position to be the most demanding defensive position in baseball.
This switch-hitting shortstop didn't play in the major leagues until he was 26 years old but still accumulated more than 2,100 career hits and helped change the way the game was played.
This shortstop had hit.300 in three of his last four seasons when he was killed in 1920.
www.baseballhalloffame.org /games/quiz/quiz_2002feb.htm   (328 words)

 Finding shortstop tall order
The Barry Larkin era at shortstop is drawing to a close.
As the Barry Larkin era at shortstop nears its close, the Reds are discovering that finding his replacement is a complicated matter.
Regardless of who becomes the Reds' next shortstop, Larkin's influence at the position is likely to be felt for years because of the tutelage he has provided to his would-be replacements.
reds.enquirer.com /2003/06/10/wwwred1a10.html   (667 words)

 How to Play Shortstop in Softball - eHow.com
Shortstop can be a hectic position on the infield lineup.
The shortstop has to be good at fielding balls and getting them off to their destinations fast, while also deciding when to help cover other positions on the infield.
When playing Shortstop, always be on the pads of your feet with your glove down.
www.ehow.com /how_15800_play-shortstop-softball.html   (482 words)

 The shortstop of the future?
Whoever is the Opening Day shortstop in 2004 isn't likely to begin a 17-year run at starting shortstop as Larkin did in 1987.
That the shortstop of the past 18 years was still a Red - for six more days at least - made it difficult to discuss replacing him.
As for the shortstop of the future, the Reds are no closer to answering that than they were when they drafted Reese 12 years ago.
reds.enquirer.com /2003/09/24/wwwred1bfuture.html   (742 words)

 ShortStop :: FAQ's
ShortStop is an independently owned company dedicated to the development and maintenance of the industry’s largest national network of clinics for the purpose of matching clinic services to meet individual companies’ drug testing and occupational health testing needs.
The ShortStop clinic network specializes in urine drug test collections for both regulated and non-regulated programs, breath alcohol testing, DOT and preemployment physicals and hair test collections.
ShortStop’s Post-Accident/Emergency program, EmergYtest, is a program that is specifically designed to cover testing that needs to be done immediately.
www.sstop.com /faq.html   (653 words)

 Young offers to move to shortstop   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Young's decision to move to shortstop means Alfonso Soriano, acquired in the trade for Rodriguez, can remain at second base.
Young made 159 starts, including one at shortstop, last season and he would occasionally spell Rodriguez at shortstop during blowouts late in the game.
He grew up playing shortstop but he has not played the position on a regular basis since 2000, while in the Toronto organization.
www.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/content/printer_friendly/tex/y2004/m02/d24/c641005.jsp   (661 words)

 Rookie shortstop confident he will fit in | www.azstarnet.com ®
The Rockies decided Barmes was their shortstop of the future, and that message was clear last spring.
The off-season shortstop addition was a waiver claim from Anaheim of Alfredo Amezaga, a career-.209 hitter with 211 big-league at-bats.
He was a shortstop in his youth, but played center field in his junior and senior years in high school, and left field in his first year of junior college.
www.azstarnet.com /sn/springtraining/63753.php   (646 words)

 The Seattle Times: Sports: M's keep coming up short at short   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
There are seven degrees of separation at the shortstop position from Rodriguez to the Mariners' current starter, Wilson Valdez.
Jose Lopez was once considered the Mariners' shortstop of the future, but he is now projected as their future second baseman.
It is believed the Mariners have concerns about Morse being a major-league-level shortstop and that they are impressed with Betancourt enough to give him more consideration as their shortstop of the future.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/sports/2002286114_mari24.html   (1028 words)

 The Cub Reporter: Assuming the Position 2005: Part 3 - Shortstop   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
That is, until word came down that with seconds left before the tolling of the bell, Jim Hendry had managed to execute an intricate, four-team trade that made Nomar Garciaparra a Cub without giving up a member of the 25-man roster.
The Cubs are anxious to keep shortstop from becoming the sore spot it was most of last year, but what was once a bumper crop of available plugs for the six hole is inching closer on an almost daily basis to resembling a picked over buffet table six hours into a five hour wedding reception.
He's been one of the most underrated defensive shortstops in either league for years, and it's been a shame how he's been mistreated in that respect by the White Sox and some of their fans.
www.all-baseball.com /cubreporter/archives/016432.html   (4927 words)

 New York Daily News - Baseball - Agent: Furcal could play 2nd for Mets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Furcal, a rifle-armed shortstop who filed for free agency yesterday, would be willing to play second base in Flushing, his agent, Paul Kinze, said yesterday.
The Mets are expected to pursue Furcal and other second-base options, despite Kaz Matsui having one year and $8 million remaining on his contract and rookie Anderson Hernandez going 11-for-24 with seven RBI so far in winter ball.
Unlike Matsui, a natural shortstop who joined the Mets with little experience elsewhere in the infield, Furcal is comfortable at second base.
www.nydailynews.com /sports/baseball/story/361161p-307706c.html   (547 words)

 San Diego Padres News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
That would be shortstop and for most of last season, the No. 1 or No. 2 offseason concern for Kevin Towers was to find a Major League shortstop, someone who would be there every day and hopefully a guy with some pop.
Grading those priorities higher than a new shortstop leaves the position open to those who were already on the roster.
Vazquez was the Padres starting shortstop for most of last season, missing 33 games in the middle of the year with a strained abdominal.
sandiego.padres.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/sd/news/sd_news.jsp?ymd=20040109&content_id=626781&vkey=news_sd&fext=.jsp&c_id=sdn   (1015 words)

 Boston.com / Sports / Baseball / Red Sox / Give shortstop a longer look
ARLINGTON, Texas -- A month into the season, this is not what the Red Sox were expecting of their biggest investment of the winter, the $40 million they gave their new shortstop, Edgar Renteria.
He takes a.227 average into Detroit tonight for the start of a four-game series against the Tigers, which ranks him 24th among all major league shortstops with 50 or more at-bats.
He's 19th in OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage), 12th in RBIs, is batting just.167 (5 for 30) with runners in scoring position, and his four errors, including the one he made in yesterday's 6-5 win over the Texas Rangers, is a total exceeded by only three other American League shortstops.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2005/05/02/give_shortstop_a_longer_look   (525 words)

 Shortstop Renteria no guarantee to join Red Sox   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The defending World Series champs would augment their team with the best shortstop on the market.
Renteria is clearly the best shortstop available, so in that sense he's a worthy target.
He's a four-time All-Star, two-time Gold Glove winner, and was the MVP of the 1997 World Series for the Marlins.
www.eagletribune.com /news/stories/20041212/SP_001.htm   (527 words)

 The Pawtucket Times - If Pokey starts season at shortstop, he'll handle it   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
In Cincinnati, shortstop was Barry Larkin's realm, and over the past two years in Pittsburgh, prospect Jack Wilson was being groomed as the team's shortstop of the future.
Reese started at shortstop yesterday, fielded every ball hit to him cleanly and walked three times and scored a run at the plate.
The effervescent 30-year-old veteran was moved over to second on a permanent basis with the Reds in 1999 and won the first of consecutive Gold Glove awards at the position that season.
www.zwire.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=11202203&BRD=1713&PAG=461&dept_id=24490&rfi=6   (634 words)

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