wild pitch


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wild pitch

n. Baseball
An erratic pitch that the catcher cannot be expected to catch and that enables a base runner to advance.

wild′ pitch′


n.
a pitched baseball that the catcher misses and could not be expected to catch, resulting in a base runner's or runners' advancing. Compare passed ball.
[1865–70, Amer.]
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Noun1.wild pitch - an errant pitch that the catcher cannot be expected to catch and that 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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