Shortstop Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Shortstop Quotes from famous persons: Mike Trout, Ben Zobrist, Anthony Johnson, Ryne Sandberg, Lou Boudreau. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Shortstop Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

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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
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.
I played baseball a little bit and ran some track. I was a catcher at one point and I was at shortstop.
I thought I was a pretty good shortstop, but I also wanted to play in the major leagues.
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 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.
Nobody ever won a pennant without a star shortstop.
Leo Durocher
Playing shortstop is 75 to 80 percent anticipation, knowing the hitter and the pitch being thrown.
Lou Boudreau
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The shortstop is a perfectly conditioned athlete. You’re running out on relays all the time. You’re covering second base. On every pitch, you‘re moving.
Lou Boudreau
I thank those people that thought I had lost the agility to play shortstop, because they gave me more motivation.
I know I can be a way better player as a shortstop than I can at third.
I was a shortstop in softball, and a lot of times I had collisions with base runners coming in, so I definitely have scars.
It’s hard for a shortstop to play with a guy you don’t know in the middle of the season. If you know a guy early in spring training, you’re working with them.
Any time you play shortstop or center field, the majority of the baseballs are hit in the middle of the field.
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.
You have more time to make the play at second base than shortstop. That’s why the game’s more quick.
Obviously, I’m a shortstop at heart. I want to continue to play shortstop.
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.
I’m going to the All-Star Game as an Oriole and as a shortstop. It’s just always a blessing. I thank God.
Carl Yastrzemski was the best all-around player. He could run, throw and hit. He had the ability to play a number of different positions. He signed as a shortstop. He could play the outfield, of course, and third base and first, too. He was a tremendous athlete. Mickey Mantle was unbelievable, too.
Al Kaline