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    halves of the seventh inning

    Is the reason why it is "halves" instead of "half" that it's for multiple games or to express a long period?

    79)There is also evidence that the tradition is even older. In a letter written in 1869, a member of the first professional baseball team noted that "fans all arise between halves of the seventh inning, extend their legs and arms and sometimes walk about." Nobody knows for certain...

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    Re: halves of the seventh inning

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Is the reason why it is "halves" instead of "half" that it's for multiple games or to express a long period?

    79)There is also evidence that the tradition is even older. In a letter written in 1869, a member of the first professional baseball team noted that "fans all arise between halves of the seventh inning, extend their legs and arms and sometimes walk about." Nobody knows for certain...
    Multiple games and two "halves" in one inning. It is the "seventh inning stretch".

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    Re: halves of the seventh inning

    You mean "half" for the first 7th inning and "half" for the second 7th inning, making two halves?
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    Re: halves of the seventh inning

    not a teacher

    Each inning comprises two halves. In the first half, team A is at bat and team B is in the field. In the second half of the inning, team B is at bat and team A is in the field. Between the two halves of the seventh inning there is a pause in play when the spectators can stretch their legs, the seventh inning stretch.

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