Anonymous asked in SportsBaseball · 6 months ago

How would Baseball be different if there was no short stop position.?

8 Answers

  • 6 months ago

    I would instead make him a real short stop: Put him to the right or left of the pitcher

  • Greg
    Lv 5
    6 months ago

    The third basemen would have to start growing longer arms to get at those balls in the vacant shortstop position.

  • 6 months ago

    More singles and fewer ground ball double plays, and as a result, more offense. The first and third basemen would still protect the line against the two-base hit.

    It wouldn't be as bad as this would have been back in the day when hitters really could hit. Today's shifts against the guys who never learned to go the other way would lessen the effects.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Shortstop is more valuable for double plays, speed and defense.

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  • David
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    There'd be a lot more hits to left, and a lot less force outs at second base.

  • 6 months ago

    So three infielders to go with three outfielders. The second baseman would have to be more centered, at or around the 2nd base bag. The corner infielders would have to play well off the bag, to get maximum coverage. Obviously more ground balls would get thru the infield, leading to increased offense. Probably best of all, we wouldn't see these mega shifts that have become so popular in recent years.

  • 6 months ago

    Double plays would be almost impossible.

  • 6 months ago

    There would be more scoring if you reduced the number of fielders.

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