passed ball definition

  • noun:
    • Baseball A pitch that should have already been fielded by the catcher but had been missed, permitting a runner to advance a base.
    • A play where catcher doesn't stop a normally playable pitch and a runner advances.
    • a pitch that the catcher must have caught but didn't; enables a base runner to advance a base

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