Definition of load the bases in English:

load the bases


  • Have base runners on all three bases.

    • ‘They closed the gap to 7-5 by the eighth inning, then loaded the bases in both the eighth and ninth, before finally losing 7-6.’
    • ‘In another game during my miserable start, I worked into a jam by loading the bases.’
    • ‘Wisely selling the play, he hustled to first base and was safe, loading the bases.’
    • ‘On June 11, he retired two batters to end the seventh, then loaded the bases (walk, single, hit batsman) against two lefty hitters and a switch hitter in the eighth.’
    • ‘The Red Sox loaded the bases in the ninth inning with nobody out, but they didn't score.’