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Related to passed ball: wild pitch
A pitch that should have been fielded by the catcher but was missed, allowing a runner to advance a base.
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a pitched baseball that the catcher can reasonably be expected to catch but misses. Compare wild pitch.
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|Noun||1.||passed ball - a pitch that the catcher should have caught but did not; allows a base runner to advance a base|
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