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Meaning of wild pitch

wild' pitch'

Pronunciation: [key]
— Baseball. Baseball.
  1. a pitched ball that the catcher misses and could not be expected to catch, resulting in a base runner's or runners' advancing one or more bases or the batter's reaching first base safely. Cf.
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