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Wild Pitch v. Passed BallEdit
Is it fair to say that when a catcher fails to hang on to a strike, it will always be called a passed ball rather than a wild pitch? I've never seen a strike called a wild pitch, but I'm wondering if it is within the scorer's discretion to do so. --Cheapestcostavoider 16:12, 10 May 2006 (UTC)
- Well, if the pitcher threw a strike when the catcher was set up for a pitch out or intentional walk, I could see it being considered a wild pitch. Miraculouschaos 17:03, 16 July 2006 (UTC)
In travel league baseball (nine and under league), is it best as a coach to spend time correcting the pitcher who throws wild pitches, or to spend more time with the catcher to block wild pitches? Where is the time best spent? My son is a catcher and he is being adressed by the coach when he doesn't block a pitch in the dirt. The pitcher gets the encouragement and the catcher is expected to snag wild pitches left and right. Catching is a tough gig.
- I'd say, the primary error is with the pitcher, with the catcher "only" not being able to make up for the pitcher's botch. So, while there's certainly room for improvement on behalf of the catcher, there's nothing much to "encourage" in the pitcher. Then again, in a <9 league, there should be encouragement for *both*... DevSolar 07:22, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
Suggestion . . .Edit
"A wild pitch is not counted as an error, and is accountable to the pitcher when discerning earned runs (whereas a passed ball is not)."
The "and" should be replaced by "but" or "however," with some rewriting, or a similar concept e.g.,