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.

passed′ ball′



n.
a pitched baseball that the catcher can reasonably be expected to catch but misses. Compare wild pitch.
[1860–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
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HILLSBORO - Luis Veras doubled and scored the winning run on a passed ball in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead Hillsboro to a 7-6 win over Eugene on Sunday at Ron Tonkin Field.
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The Washington catcher then mishandled the next pitch for a passed ball followed by a game-winning single for a 14-13 Blues win, sending the remaining Cleveland fans into a frenzy of excitement.
Roof went to second on a passed ball before Jeremy Baltz walked.
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