Example sentences for: inning

How can you use “inning” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Killjoys pointed out that blacks own none of the league's teams, that the stadium failed to sell out, that the crowd was overwhelmingly white (as is usual at baseball games), and that nearly everyone left the game after the 5 th inning ceremony.

  • Cutting back and forth between Costner as he pitches a perfect game and remembers his longtime girlfriend, director Sam "The Evil Dead " Raimi nails the baseball half of the film, but the romance is so awful that "you will simply want to shoot yourself by the third inning" (Richard Corliss, Time ). (Take a look at Kevin Costner's high-school yearbook page here.)

  • When you are in the field, more than 50 percent of that half of the inning is spent doing nothing: The pitcher is simply holding the ball.

  • And if you're going to hold people to the letter of the law, that seems like the way to do it, because it'd be hard to have any sympathy for Fred Merkle if before that September game the umpires had told both teams to make sure they touched all the bases in the ninth inning.

  • Pitcher Roger Clemens shut out the Braves into the eighth inning, leading the Yanks to a 4-1 win.

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