passed ball

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passed ball

 (păst)
n. Baseball
A pitch that should have been fielded by the catcher but was missed, allowing a runner to advance a base.

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n.
a pitched baseball that the catcher can reasonably be expected to catch but misses. Compare wild pitch.
[1860–65]
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Noun1.passed ball - a pitch that the catcher should have caught but did not; allows a base runner to advance a base
pitch, delivery - (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter