- (baseball, softball) A play where a runner on any base runs to the next base, usually while the pitcher pitches to a batter. Such a runner is liable to be put out if tagged with the ball while not in contact with any base.
The catcher caught the wild pitch and threw the ball to second, just in time, preventing another stolen base.
- caught stealing, when a runner is is unsuccessful and is thrown out
- defensive indifference, when the runner is not credited with a stolen base because the team playing the field did not try to stop the steal