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Passed Ball

passed ball

What Is The Definition Of Passed Ball In Baseball?

1. A passed ball occurs when a catcher fails to catch or hold onto a legally pitched ball, and as a result, allows one or more baserunners to advance. If a catcher allows a passed ball on a third strike, the batter may attempt to run to first base if there is not already a baserunner occupying the base.

Examples Of How Passed Ball Is Used In Commentary

1. Thompson swings and misses for a third strike, but the catcher allows the ball to get behind him. With that passed ball, Thompson arrives safely at first base.

Sports The Term Is Used

1. Baseball
2. Softball

Abbreviated As

1. PB

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