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

Examples of basepath in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Báez retreated back toward home plate down the basepath and Craig absentmindedly jogged back toward the plate to tag Báez. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, 27 May 2021 And with Eric Hosmer at the plate, Tatis looked to get aggressive on the basepath. Andrew Joseph, USA TODAY, 19 May 2021 While softball is far from a full-contact sport, tagging on the basepaths is part of the game and collisions on the field are impossible to predict. Sean Gregory, Time, 24 May 2020 Error 0: Of the five Memorial batters that managed to find the basepaths over those 21 batters, three arrived in the team’s last at-bat when a bunt single, a walk and a dribbler scored one run but no more. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, 7 Mar. 2020 The Orioles, in their first of 13 straight games against teams with playoff aspirations, showed an aggression on the basepaths that didn’t pay off. Nathan Ruiz,, 6 Aug. 2019 The 5-9 switch-hitter will not hit for much power, but his speed makes him a threat on the basepaths and also allows him plenty of range in the field. 75. USA TODAY, 14 Feb. 2020 Already a contributor on the basepaths and in the field, Pirela reinforced his offensive reputation in the fifth. Dennis Lin,, 3 Sep. 2017 This has been a difficult team to manage because of injuries to starters, inconsistent outings from Reynaldo Lopez and Dylan Cease, poor defense at every position except second base and too many basepath blunders to mention. Paul Sullivan,, 17 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of basepath

1876, in the meaning defined above

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7 Jun 2021

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“Basepath.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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