on base


: occupying one of the bases (first, second, or third) during a game
There's a runner on base.

Examples of on base in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During the three-game series at Chase Field, spanning 31 innings, the Cubs left 27 runners on base. Meghan Montemurro, Chicago Tribune, 17 Sep. 2023 The Sox had nine hits and drew four walks but were 1 for 14 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base. Peter Abraham, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Sep. 2023 The Guardians put eight runners on base in the first three innings, but failed to score against Dane Dunning. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 16 Sep. 2023 Seager was on base in 12 times in 20 plate appearances. Evan Grant, Dallas News, 15 Sep. 2023 But despite totaling nine hits and five walks, Baltimore couldn’t come through with runners in scoring position, going 1-for-12 in such situations with three double plays and 10 runners left on base. Jacob Calvin Meyer, Baltimore Sun, 13 Sep. 2023 Moving him ahead of García might get him a few more at-bats with runners on base. Evan Grant, Dallas News, 6 Sep. 2023 Pete Fairbanks picked up his 19th save in 21 chances by retiring Steven Kwan and José Ramírez in the ninth after Cleveland had put two runners on base against Andrew Kittredge. Joe Noga, cleveland, 3 Sep. 2023 China is the world’s biggest consumer of commodities, but the country’s latest moves to revive slumping capital markets and boost the economy haven't had much of an effect on base metals prices. Hardika Singh, WSJ, 30 Aug. 2023 See More

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“On base.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20base. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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