Top 25 Shortstop Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Shortstop Quotes from famous people such as Aaron Judge, Elana Meyers, Josh Charles, Asdrubal Cabrera, Manny Machado, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Any time you play shortstop or center field, the majori

Any time you play shortstop or center field, the majority of the baseballs are hit in the middle of the field.
Aaron Judge
I was a shortstop in softball, and a lot of times I had collisions with base runners coming in, so I definitely have scars.
Elana Meyers
I am a lefty, though I bat right-handed… When I was a kid I pitched, played first, outfield and shortstop as well. Now it’s mainly softball with some friends.
Josh Charles
I thank those people that thought I had lost the agility to play shortstop, because they gave me more motivation.
Asdrubal Cabrera
Obviously, I’m a shortstop at heart. I want to continue to play shortstop.
Manny Machado
I made the varsity team as a freshman at 15. Then, I tore a tendon and never fully recovered. I was a shortstop, then third baseman, then second baseman.
Peter Scolari
There was a time when rival teams used a shift against me. They would put the second baseman on the shortstop’s side of the bag, move the shortstop into the hole to his right, and have the third baseman hug the foul line. The idea was to build an infield wall against a known right-handed pull hitter.
Harmon Killebrew
The overall thinking of the shortstop covers the overall context of the ballgame. You have to know the count they’ll hit-and-run on. You’re thinking of the speed, not only of the runner at first base, but the runner at the plate. You have to know how fast the pitcher is on a particular day.
Lou Boudreau
I have the greatest job in the world. Only one person can have it. You have shortstops on other teams – I’m not knocking other teams – but there’s only one shortstop on the Yankees.
Derek Jeter
You should have seen Willie Wells play shortstop: as good as Ozzie Smith and a better hitter. How I wish people could have seen Ray Dandridge play third base, as good as Brooks Robinson and Craig Nettles and all of those. He was bowlegged; a train might go through there, but not a baseball.
Monte Irvin
I’ve played third base for a couple years. I did well, and I thought I was an elite player at that position, but at the end of the day, I’ve been a shortstop my entire life.
Manny Machado
You have more time to make the play at second base than shortstop. That’s why the game’s more quick.
Asdrubal Cabrera
I played Little League. I was a ‘pitcher.’ But we had a pitching machine, so I was just basically an ‘in-infield’ shortstop because all I got to do was field bloopers six feet from the plate. I couldn’t hit, so that was pretty much my entire job.
Freddie Prinze, Jr.
You have to have a great fielder at shortstop, and you’ve got to have a guy that has good range and good hands in center field.
Aaron Judge
When I was growing up, the first thing I wanted to be was a cowboy. That lasted till I was about ten. Then I wanted to be a baseball player. Preferably shortstop for the New York Yankees.
Jerry Spinelli
If Albert Einstein was right, Cal Ripken should have been a CEO or politician rather than a shortstop, because Ripken led by example over and over… and over again.
Don Yaeger
I was a pitcher, shortstop and outfielder, and the Yankees tried to sign me out of high school as a first-round draft pick in 1981. I turned them down to go to college.
Bo Jackson
I used to get made fun of in the minor leagues. I’d be 0 for 2, and then in my last at-bat I’d hit a chopper that wouldn’t even reach the shortstop, and I’d get a hit out of it. The guys would be all over me, but a hit’s a hit. I’ll take 3,000 of ’em.
Mike Trout
My dad had been shortstop when he was in college, and you know, when you’re a kid, you want to be just like your dad.
Derek Jeter
I’m going to the All-Star Game as an Oriole and as a shortstop. It’s just always a blessing. I thank God.
Manny Machado
I played baseball a little bit and ran some track. I was a catcher at one point and I was at shortstop.
Anthony Johnson
There’s so much attached to playing shortstop that you lose your concentration on hitting, unless you’re a natural hitter. There’s so much to think about in the field, you don’t have time to think about what you did at the plate last time. ‘How did he get me out?’
Lou Boudreau
When the ball was hit, my first reaction as a shortstop was always go in the direction of the ball. You can’t do that at first base. You go too far in that direction, and it’s hard to scurry back and be ready to pick the throw.
Ben Zobrist
I know I can be a way better player as a shortstop than I can at third.
Manny Machado
Playing shortstop is 75 to 80 percent anticipation, knowing the hitter and the pitch being thrown.
Lou Boudreau