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**What Is The Definition Of Total Bases In Baseball?**

1. Total bases in baseball is a statistic that tracks the number of bases a player gains after a hit.

The following totals are the number of bases a player gains after each type of hit.

- Single = 1 bases
- Double = 2 bases
- Triple = 3 bases
- Home Run = 4 bases

Total bases are only counted for hits and not for any other means of getting on-base, such as for **walks**. In addition, if a player advances a base due to a **passed ball**, error or when a batter puts the ball into play, the bases gained do not count towards the total base number.

**Example Of How Total Bases Is Used In Commentary**

1. With two doubles and a home run, **Rodriguez’s** total bases for the afternoon racks up to eight.

**Abbreviated As:**

1. TB

**Sports The Term Is Used**

1. **Baseball**

2. Softball