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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Kauffmann walked four batters, creating traffic on the basepaths, but managed to avoid much damage, outside of a three-run top of the second inning. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan baseball's stunning journey hits final stage: On brink of championship," 21 June 2019 But the most obvious card – the one that many people in Omaha are asking about — is primarily geared toward offense, when players are at the plate or on the basepaths. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "What's with Michigan baseball's big belt buckles?," 17 June 2019 But the slow-footed Ramos clogged up the basepaths and failed to score on Todd Frazier’s subsequent single. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, "Rockies fall to Mets on a so-so night from starter Jon Gray," 8 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of basepath

1876, in the meaning defined above

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