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  Passed ball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In baseball, a catcher is charged with a passed ball when he fails to hold or control a legally pitched ball which should have been held or controlled with ordinary effort, thereby permitting a runner or runners to advance or score.
A passed ball may be scored when a runner on first, second, or third base reaches the next base on a bobble or missed catch, or when the batter-runner reaches first base on an uncaught strike three (see also the definition of Strikeout).
A passed ball is not recorded as an error.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Passed_ball   (349 words)

  
 Passed ball - BR Bullpen
A passed ball is a defensive miscue by the catcher on a pitch that allows a runner to advance at least one base.
A passed ball should not be confused with a wild pitch, where the fault lies with the pitcher.
A pitch is normally called a passed ball when the catcher is able to get his glove on the ball but fails to catch it cleanly.
www.baseball-reference.com /bullpen/Passed_ball   (122 words)

  
 Battery error - BR Bullpen
Battery errors are classified as either passed balls or wild pitches depending on whether the official scorer rules the catcher or pitcher to be at fault.
(b) A catcher shall be charged with a passed ball when he fails to hold or to control a legally pitched ball which should have been held or controlled with ordinary effort, thereby permitting a runner or runners to advance.
(1) No error shall be charged when the batter is awarded first base on four called balls or because he was touched by a pitched ball, or when he reaches first base as the result of a wild pitch or passed ball.
www.baseball-reference.com /bullpen/Battery_error   (366 words)

  
 Football.com
As soon as the ball is in play, the blockers try to hold back defensive players "rushing" to tackle the ball carrier and on certain plays even create a safe region around the defensive rushers called a pocket to give the thrower time to pass the ball.
Balls kicked so far that they are caught in the endzone by the other team give them the option of beginning the next play at the closest twenty yard line in which the ball was caught.
The DB's must be able to predict what a ball carrier will do to intercept and neutralize him as quickly as possible during running plays or they must be able to interpret where the QB will pass the ball to make an interception or at least stop the receiver from advancing any further.
www.football.com /rulesabc/pre-game.shtml   (4161 words)

  
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Last check: 2007-09-17)</i></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> A <b>ball</b> that first touches the ground, or a player or an umpire in the outfield, is judged to be fair or foul based upon the relationship between the <b>ball</b> and the line at the instant the <b>ball</b> touches the ground, player or umpire. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> A fair or foul <b>ball</b> shall be judged according to the relative position of the <b>ball</b> and the foul line, and not as to whether the fielder is on fair or foul territory at the time he touches the <b>ball</b>. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> The <b>ball</b> may roll back and forth (within the infield) between fair and foul territory an unlimited number of times, and it is not declared fair or foul until it stops or is touched.</td></tr> <tr><td></td><td colspan=2><font color=gray>www.baseball-rules.com /mostfaqs.htm</font>   (6444 words)</td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><body face="Arial"> <br> <table cellpadding=0> <tr> <td>  </td> <td> <table > <tr><td> </td><td colspan=2><a href="http://members.tripod.com/~frank_eak/bbscore/scoring1.htm">Scoring Definitions</a></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> <b>Passed</b> <b>balls</b> and wild pitches are not errors. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> A <b>passed</b> <b>ball</b> is a pitch the <a href="/topics/Catcher" title="Catcher" class=fl>catcher</a> fails to stop or control when he should have been able to do so with ordinary effort and on which a runner is able to advance. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> When a <b>passed</b> <b>ball</b> occurs on the third strike, permitting the batter to reach first base, score the play as a strikeout and a <b>passed</b> <b>ball</b>.</td></tr> <tr><td></td><td colspan=2><font color=gray>members.tripod.com /~frank_eak/bbscore/scoring1.htm</font>   (723 words)</td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><body face="Arial"> <br> <table cellpadding=0> <tr> <td>  </td> <td> <table > <tr><td> </td><td colspan=2><a href="http://mkdowney.com/mkd-conversation-ball.html">Martha Kate Downey - Conversation Ball</a></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> The idea of the conversation <b>ball</b> is one that Kate and her tutor and I developed. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> We used a physical <b>ball</b> and by <b>passing</b> it to the person who would speak next, it demonstrated the idea that a conversation involves more than one person. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> Also discussing how easy or hard the <b>ball</b> is <b>passed</b> may demonstrate how our information may be said in a quiet voice, but knock a person over if they are not prepared for the <b>ball</b>.</td></tr> <tr><td></td><td colspan=2><font color=gray>mkdowney.com /mkd-conversation-ball.html</font>   (557 words)</td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><body face="Arial"> <br> <table cellpadding=0> <tr> <td>  </td> <td> <table > <tr><td> </td><td colspan=2><a href="http://www.geocities.com/markkinsella2001/CONTINUUM_Mini_tag.htm">UNDER 7 & UNDER 8 MINI TAG RUGBY (STAGE 1)</a></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> For the sake of safety, the <b>ball</b> carrier must remain on their feet at all times and they are not allowed to score a try by diving over the goal-line. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> If the <b>ball</b> is handed to another player or <b>passed</b> or knocked forwards (towards the opponents’ goal-line) then a free <b>pass</b> is awarded to the non-offending side, unless advantage occurs to the non-offending side. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> Any other type of contact on the <b>ball</b> carrier, such as shirt pulling, running in front of or barging the <b>ball</b> carrier, forcing the <b>ball</b> carrier into touch, etc must be penalised with a free <b>pass</b> and the players concerned reminded of the rules.</td></tr> <tr><td></td><td colspan=2><font color=gray>www.geocities.com /markkinsella2001/CONTINUUM_Mini_tag.htm</font>   (5013 words)</td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><body face="Arial"> <br> <table cellpadding=0> <tr> <td>  </td> <td> <table > <tr><td> </td><td colspan=2><a href="http://www.baseballtips.com/passedballs.html">Handling Passed Balls by Coach Dave Weaver</a></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> When the <b>ball</b> is reached the mask should be tossed to the side and towards the backstop, away from the <a href="/topics/Catcher" title="Catcher" class=fl>catcher</a>. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> As the <a href="/topics/Catcher" title="Catcher" class=fl>catcher</a> gets close to the <b>ball</b> (having already discarded his mask), he should drop to his knees and slide to the <b>ball</b>. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> Instead of popping-up, the <a href="/topics/Catcher" title="Catcher" class=fl>catcher</a> remains on his right knee and lifts his left leg up so that his left foot is flat to the ground with his thigh parallel to the ground.</td></tr> <tr><td></td><td colspan=2><font color=gray>www.baseballtips.com /passedballs.html</font>   (952 words)</td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><body face="Arial"> <br> <table cellpadding=0> <tr> <td>  </td> <td> <table > <tr><td> </td><td colspan=2><a href="http://www.baseballtips.com/print/passedballs.html">Handling Passed Balls - 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Last check: 2007-09-17)</i></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> When interference is called the <b>ball</b> is immediately dead and no runners may advance beyond the base they held at the time of the interference. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> A play for purposes of this rule is when the <b>ball</b> is in-flight heading toward the base the runner is heading, an attempted tag, or when the runner is caught in a run-down. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> If it is a <b>passed</b> <b>ball</b> or wild pitch, the <b>ball</b> remains alive until all play ends.</td></tr> <tr><td></td><td colspan=2><font color=gray>www.baseball-rules.com /umphelp.htm</font>   (4008 words)</td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><body face="Arial"> <br> <table cellpadding=0> <tr> <td>  </td> <td> <table > <tr><td> </td><td colspan=2><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_baseball_jargon_(P)">List of baseball jargon (P) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia</a></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> Neither a <b>passed</b> <b>ball</b> nor a wild pitch is charged as an error. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> The original rules specified that the <b>ball</b> was to be "pitched, not thrown to the bat." 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Last check: 2007-09-17)</i></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> Receiving: Using the glasses in training drills for receiving the <b>ball</b> will help the <a href="/topics/Catcher" title="Catcher" class=fl>catcher</a> in tracking and catching the various different movements of breaking <b>balls</b>, change of speeds, and locations of particular pitches for utmost strike zone quality. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> The most important job of the <a href="/topics/Catcher" title="Catcher" class=fl>catcher</a> is blocking pitches in the dirt, thus preventing the wild pitch or <b>passed</b> <b>ball</b>. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> Ted Williams, the greatest hitter in the game said, "Get a good <b>ball</b> to hit." 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Brent Cox’s wild pitch in the 10th, as the Aggies pushed past the third-ranked Longhorns, 8-7, in front of a crowd of 7,213. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> “The guy threw the <b>ball</b> and I knew it was down and away and I saw it hit off the heel of the <a href="/topics/Catcher" title="Catcher" class=fl>catcher’s</a> mitt. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> However, <a href="/topics/Catcher" title="Catcher" class=fl>catcher</a> Justin Pouk dropped the <b>ball</b>, and when his throw toward first base hit Maroul in the head and bounced into shallow right field, Gilfillan scored.</td></tr> <tr><td></td><td colspan=2><font color=gray>www.aggiesports.com /baseball/news/052105tuwin.htm</font>   (754 words)</td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><body face="Arial"> <br> <table cellpadding=0> <tr> <td>  </td> <td> <table > <tr><td> </td><td colspan=2><a href="http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,640189835,00.html">deseretnews.com | Passed ball provides go-ahead run for N.C.</a></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> <b>Passed</b> <b>ball</b> provides go-ahead run for N.C. By Dennis Waszak, Jr. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> OMAHA, Neb. — Chad Flack hit a leadoff triple and rumbled home to score the go-ahead run on a <b>passed</b> <b>ball</b> in the eighth inning, leading North Carolina to a 4-3 victory over Oregon State in the opening game of the College World Series championship round Saturday night. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> Flack, 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, took off for home as Canham recovered the <b>ball</b> and tossed it to Paterson at the plate — but Flack slid headfirst ahead of the tag.</td></tr> <tr><td></td><td colspan=2><font color=gray>deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,640189835,00.html</font>   (657 words)</td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><body face="Arial"> <br> <table cellpadding=0> <tr> <td>  </td> <td> <table > <tr><td> </td><td colspan=2><u>BBTF's Newsblog Discussion :: N.Y. Times: Mickey Owen Dies at 89; Allowed Fateful Passed Ball</u>   <i>(Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)</i></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> First, the whole purpose of their obituary section, aside from noting the <b>passing</b> of Presidents and Prime Ministers and the like, is to remember people exactly like Mickey Owen: People whose lives and careers were for the most part quite ordinary, but who made the spotlight in a serendipitous manner one way or the other. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> Otherwise, donating eight paragraphs to the <b>passed</b> <b>ball</b> (two-thirds of the obit) is way out of context with all the other obits for other "infamous" players. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> But beyond this, Owen's <b>passed</b> <b>ball</b> saga is emphatically not a case of "everyone already knew that," unless you assume that "everyone" who reads the Times's obituary section is up to speed on the story of the 1941 World Series.</td></tr> <tr><td></td><td colspan=2><font color=gray>www.baseballthinkfactory.org /files/newsstand/discussion/30617</font>   (9035 words)</td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><body face="Arial"> <br> <table cellpadding=0> <tr> <td>  </td> <td> <table > <tr><td> </td><td colspan=2><a href="http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/board/showthread.php?t=16098">Too many passed balls - OOTP Developments Forums</a></td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> You are right, each <b>passed</b> <b>ball</b> in the rating equals about 4 to 5 <b>passed</b> <b>balls</b> when simmed. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> I believe that it's been suggested that the <b>passed</b> <b>ball</b> rating is something along the lines of 550 ABs, rather than the 162 games, which would account for the disparity. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top><img style="margin-top:4px;" src=/images/a.gif></td><td></td><td> According to the game, the number is the number of <b>passed</b> <b>balls</b> the <a href="/topics/Catcher" title="Catcher" class=fl>catcher</a> will average over the course of 162 games.</td></tr> <tr><td></td><td colspan=2><font color=gray>www.ootpdevelopments.com /board/showthread.php?t=16098</font>   (1668 words)</td></tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><body face="Arial"> <br> <table cellpadding=0> <tr> <td>  </td> <td> <table > <tr><td> </td><td colspan=2><a href="http://www.bostonbaseball.com/whitesox/baseball_extras/rules/rules7.html">7 - 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