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Baseball a misplay by the catcher in which a pitch that could be caught or controlled is missed and a base runner advances to another base as a result
A pitch that should have been fielded by the catcher but was missed, allowing a runner to advance a base.
(plural passed balls)
- (baseball) A play where the catcher fails to stop a normally playable pitch and a runner advances.
- Jones let a passed ball get behind him.