from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A pitch that should have been fielded by the catcher but was missed, allowing a runner to advance a base.

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  • noun baseball A play where the catcher fails to stop a normally playable pitch and a runner advances.

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  • noun a pitch that the catcher should have caught but did not; allows a base runner to advance a base


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