no it just has to be a strike
Throw the ball back to the pitcher. A batter can not advance on a dropped third if first base is occupied.
Anytime a third strike is dropped the runner can advance to first unless he is tagged or the ball is thrown to first before he reaches.
Yes, a dropped 3rd strike acts the same as a passed ball or a wild pitch so runners can advance to the next base.
It is recorded as a strike out and the batter/runner advance to 1st is due to a past ball or wild pitch which ever the case. In this situation the pitcher can record more than 3 strike out in 1 inning. There is no technical name it's just a dropped 3rd strike.
Yes, as long as the batter thrown out at first is not the third out of the inning.
Absolutely but only if the batter safely reaches first base. A dropped (actually uncaught) third strike is a live ball.
whenever the third strike is dropped