base·​path | \ ˈbās-ˌpath How to pronounce basepath (audio) , -ˌpäth\
variants: or base path

Definition of basepath

: the area between the bases of a baseball field used by a base runner

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In the third inning, after an Evan French single to center, the team lost two runners on the basepaths, including Noah Myers, who was called out at home plate for diving head first and leaving his feet. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "NASA-West’s memorable season ends with 4-0 defeat at Section 3 tourney," 8 July 2018 Martin Prado grounded into a pair of double plays to erase Justin Bour from the basepaths. Matthew Defranks,, "Wei-Yin Chen dominant again at home, but Marlins lose to Phillies," 14 July 2018 NASA-West could only manage six baserunners and three of them were cut down on the basepaths. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "NASA-West’s memorable season ends with 4-0 defeat at Section 3 tourney," 8 July 2018 In the minors, Mondesi hit .250 with five homers, but his fantasy value will come on the basepaths. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, "Fantasy baseball waiver wire: Several new closer jobs open up," 22 June 2018 Two pitchers walked 11 Warriors with eight of the 11 free passes eventually making the complete tour of the basepaths. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "FBCA baseball team going back to TAPPS state tourney after 8-5 victory," 11 May 2018 The Orioles considered making the move retroactive to June 24, but Showalter didn’t want Bundy back on the basepaths on July 4 in Philadelphia. David Ginsburg, The Seattle Times, "Orioles RHP Bundy placed on DL after base-running mishap," 26 June 2018 The resulting lack of offense put a premium on risky flights of basepath fancy that might secure an all-important run. Rich Cohen, WSJ, "New Glory Days for Slides," 22 June 2018 Mike Scioscia is giving him free rein on the basepaths, and Trout is taking full advantage. Staff,, "Nine Innings: Jason Heyward's Turning Point, Expansion Possibilities and Bryce Harper's Struggles," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of basepath

1876, in the meaning defined above

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