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base path

Syllabification: base path

Definition of base path in English:

noun

Baseball
The straight-line path from one base to the next, along which a base runner travels while a play is being made.
Example sentences
  • If we wanted to measure how fast you knock guys around the base paths, we could use OBP with runners on base.
  • And, his skill on the base paths, while not always recorded in the box score, helped the Dodgers win games.
  • In two and a half years, North was in the major leagues, wowing everyone with his speed in center field and on the base paths.

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