In professional baseball, knowing how to run the bases is something that is taken for granted. It is assumed that anyone can figure out how to run around the diamond-shaped path on a baseball field's infield.
So, when players make mistakes on the basepaths, they stand out more than things like errors, or wild pitches, or other mistakes because everyone watching knows that even they could do that. Sometimes these base running blunders are laughable, but sometimes they can change the course of baseball history.
I have compiled here a list of what are, in my opinion, the 10 dumbest base running plays of all time, with each one getting dumber and dumber as the list goes on. All of these mistakes could have easily been avoided if the players involved had thought things through or just focused a little bit on the task in front of them, but I guess the split-second decisions are what make baseball such a great, but complex game.