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passed ball Syllabification: passed ball

Definition of passed ball in English:

noun

Baseball A pitch that the catcher fails to stop or control, enabling a base runner to advance.
Example sentences
  • He fanned the next two, but a passed ball advanced the runners.
  • Pitchers, of course, must cover the plate on wild pitch and passed ball third strike situations when there is an advancing runner coming home.
  • Because the runners are thinking about moving, they are more apt to take an extra base on a wild pitch or passed ball.

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