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Team Wild Pitches: 2015 MLB Season

Team wild pitches is the total number of wild pitches an entire pitching staff allows. A wild pitch is charged against the pitcher when it's deemed uncatchable for the catcher and it allows at least one baserunner to advance at least one base. Wild pitches are viewed as "live balls" and any baserunner can choose to, or choose not to, advance as many bases as they can.

A pitch is considered a “wild pitch” if  While the official scorekeeper at a game has the discretion to determine whether a pitch should be deemed a wild pitch or a passed ball, generally speaking a pitch that allows advancement will be deemed a wild pitch if either a) it bounces in the dirt, or b) was thrown so far away from the catcher that he never had a chance to catch it. 

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A team that ranks high on this list could do so because of a small number of pitchers that are more likely to throw wild pitches, perhaps by throwing a higher percentage of breaking balls, or by having a catcher that has difficulty blocking pitches in the dirt.

Bill Stemmeyer holds the single season record for most wild pitches with 63 (in 1886).


CHANGE SEASON: 
Team Wild Pitches by Season
RankTeamWild PitchesPassed Balls & Wild PitchesWild Pitches/Game
1Tampa Bay Rays81890.50
2Boston Red Sox791010.49
3New York Yankees78860.48
4Seattle Mariners72820.44
5Milwaukee Brewers71780.44
6Pittsburgh Pirates67780.41
7Colorado Rockies66730.41
8Chicago Cubs66760.41
9Toronto Blue Jays62870.38
10Kansas City Royals62670.38
11Oakland Athletics62760.38
12Houston Astros61690.38
13Los Angeles Angels61740.38
14Chicago White Sox61830.38
15Philadelphia Phillies60720.37
16Detroit Tigers60650.37
17Cincinnati Reds54630.33
18San Diego Padres54720.33
19Minnesota Twins54570.33
20Atlanta Braves53660.33
21Miami Marlins53640.33
22Los Angeles Dodgers52640.32
23Arizona Diamondbacks51620.31
24Texas Rangers51620.31
25St. Louis Cardinals48530.30
26Cleveland Indians48580.30
27New York Mets46500.28
28Baltimore Orioles46560.28
29San Francisco Giants40500.25
30Washington Nationals39460.24
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