Baseball Wild Pitches

What happens if a pitch is thrown far outside the strike zone? Are runners allowed to advance? Get ready to learn about wild pitches in baseball.

Introduction

As a pitcher, sometimes you'll make a mistake on a pitch and the baseball will fly far away from the strike zone. What happens in this case?

Baseball Pitch

We've already learned about overthrows as a fielder. In this tutorial, we will learn about wild pitches as a pitcher and what happens as a result.

Wild Pitch

Wild pitches occur when a pitcher throws a baseball that is so far from the strike zone that the catcher is unable to catch it. In this case, runners may advance.

If the pitch was the batter's third strike, the batter may also advance to first base. However, it is not considered a wild pitch if no runner advanced bases. If the bases are empty and the batter had less than two (2) strikes, it is not considered a wild pitch even if the catcher was unable to catch it.

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