American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Baseball An erratic pitch that the catcher cannot be expected to catch and that enables a base runner to advance.
- n. an errant pitch that the catcher cannot be expected to catch and that allows a base runner to advance a base
“Brent Zimmerman scored on wild pitch by Sherrod in the second inning to give the Hokies a 2-0 lead.”
“Determined to make sure the Angels tied the score, Burnett threw another wild pitch to the next hitter, Vladimir Guerrero, one that he swung at and missed.”
“The grueling obstacle course completed, the stage was now set for what baseball begged for, something America’s Pastime wanted since Jack Chesbro uncorked that wild pitch almost a century earlier: Base-ball’s grand cathedral, Yankee Stadium, would play host to the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox in a seventh-game showdown.”
“With centerfielder Mookie Wilson batting, a wild pitch by Bob Stanley sent Mitchell racing home with the tying run.”
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