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  • Even though it has been hailed by prominent environmentalist activists as a way to beat highway traffic jams and curb pollution from short-stop air travel, high-speed rail has not yet captivated the imagination of car-loving Americans in sprawling suburbs...

    Jan McGirk: Fast and Furious Opposition to High Speed Rail Gets U.S. Off Track

  • He could see the roster clearly, all the way down, in batting order: Georgie Duarte, short-stop.

    Black Water

  • You gonna burn in the fires of damnation, short-stop.

    Thoughts on Narnia

  • Their first batter, Joe Stanley, ripped a daisy cutter toward the hole between third and short-stop.

    BLASTIN’ THE BLUES

  • I was also a short-stop on his Senate office softball team affectionately known as the "Boston Ted Sox."

    Amb. Marc Ginsberg: Playing Shortstop for the Boston "Ted" Sox

  • And remembering Phil Rizzuto, fans poured into Yankees stadium last night to pay tribute to the Hall of Fame short-stop and the legendary broadcaster.

    CNN Transcript Aug 15, 2007

  • Somewhere along the way, I realized that yes-but fight conversations were a waste of time, I couldn't win, and what I came up with, should they start down that road, was a good way to short-stop them: "Okay, what would you do if I did this?"

    Yeah, but what if I did This ... ?

  • Rizzuto was just the opposite: short, stocky, convivial, not much with the stick, but the finest short-stop in the league.

    The Streak of Streaks

  • One way of making this play was described in speaking of "The Second Baseman," but it is believed that it may be much better done with the assistance of the short-stop.

    Base-Ball How to Become a Player

  • In chances for skillful plays and the employment of judgment, short-stop is second to no other position on the in-field.

    Base-Ball How to Become a Player

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