wild pitches

wild pitch

noun Baseball.
a pitched ball that the catcher misses and could not be expected to catch, resulting in a base runner's or runners' advancing one or more bases or the batter's reaching first base safely.
Compare passed ball.


Origin:
1865–70, Americanism

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wild pitch

noun
an errant pitch that the catcher cannot be expected to catch and that allows a base runner to advance a base 
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