from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Baseball One of nine divisions or periods of a regulation game, in which each team has a turn at bat as limited by three outs.
- n. Sports The division or period of a cricket game during which one team is at bat.
- n. An opportunity to act or speak out; a chance for accomplishment. Often used in the plural with singular or plural verb.
- n. The reclamation of flooded or marshy land.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A period of play in which members of a visiting baseball team attempt to hit a baseball pitched by the opposing home team until three players are called out, followed by a similar attempt by members of the home baseball team against the visiting team's pitching. There are nine or more innings in a regulation baseball game.
- n. A similar period of play.
- n. A player (or team)'s turn at the table to make shots until ended by a miss or a foul.
- n. A chance or opportunity to perform some deed or act.
- n. Lands recovered from the sea.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Ingathering; harvesting.
- n. The state or turn of being in; specifically, in cricket, baseball, etc., each period during which both teams get one turn each at bat; -- often in the pl.
- n. Lands recovered from the sea.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bringing or taking in; an ingathering, as of grain; a winning or gaining.
- n. The time during which a person or party is in, or in action, in a game or an operation; a turn: usually (in Great Britain always) in the plural form, whether with a singular or a plural sense.
- n. The term of office of a person; the time during which a party is in power; more generally, any opportunity for activity or influence: as, it is your innings now.
- n. Land inclosed, when recovered from the sea.
- n. The process of taking in; specifically, the reclaiming of marshy land by draining and banking and fitting it for bearing crops; also the land so reclaimed.
- n. The act or process of getting in, as crops; harvesting.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (baseball) one of nine divisions of play during which each team has a turn at bat
That first out of the inning is the most important.
The Phillies scored first in this game but despite having men in scoring position in every inning from the 5th on, were unable to score again and as the game progressed you couldn't help getting the feeling that it just wasn't going to be our year.
- Akinori Iwamura, who committed seven errors all season at second base, has two Sunday night before the fourth inning is over?
The Rays 'franchise record for runs in an inning is 11, done twice: last Aug. 27 at Baltimore, and on May 28, 2000, against Seattle.
'' The first inning is probably the hardest one I've had.
So, what started Aug. 23 in San Francisco when Rollins doubled off the Giants 'Brian Cooper in the ninth inning is still alive.
For lower level games, the best location for the top of the 1st inning is in the stands behind the backstop to get the pitcher.
Even the PNC Park scoreboard crew seem flustered by a breakout inning from a team that began the night tied with Washington for the fewest runs in the majors.
"I'm a control, offspeed pitcher and sometimes the toughest inning is the first," he said.
That first inning is when one of your better pitchers can be his most vulnerable.