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wild pitch

noun

Simple Definition of wild pitch

  • baseball : a pitch that cannot be caught by the catcher and that allows a runner to go to the next base

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of wild pitch

  1. :  a baseball pitch not hit by the batter that cannot be caught or controlled by the catcher with ordinary effort and that enables a base runner to advance — compare passed ball

1867

First Known Use of wild pitch

1867


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