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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passed′ ball′



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
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Castillo then singled against Jake Thompson leading off the bottom half and advanced on Taylor Hawkins' passed ball. He moved to third on Allen Craig's fly ball and scored on Deven Marrero's single.
Baseball players can reach first base in a variety of ways: Single, base on balls, passed ball on a third strike, hit by pitcher, catcher interference, and error.
After Hunnicutt advanced to second on a fielder's choice and moved to third on a passed ball, Justin Karg's single scored Hunnicutt.
In the eighth inning, Linkous walked and stole second before reaching third on a passed ball. Romero hit a sacrifice fly to score Linkous.
BOSTON -- The Red Sox are going to go worst-to-first-to-worst and there is nothing they can do about that now no matter how many times Rusney Castillo scores from second on a passed ball, no matter how long Daniel Nava's hitting streak goes, and no matter how many home runs Garin Cecchini hits.
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Ochoa then stole second and third before scoring on a passed ball to give Chicago its first run of the game.