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Answered 2010-05-30 02:53:01

Because in "rounders" you had to hit the ball and nine people had to round the base in order to win the game. either that or because there are nine players on the field at a time

AnswerIn 1845, a man named Alexander Cartwright, who was a member of the New York Knickerbocker Club, came up with a standardized set of rules for the game. The rules included four bases set 90 feet apart in the shape of a diamond, nine man teams, nine inning games, three outs to end an inning, three strikes to make an out, and a 45 foot distance from pitcher to home plate, and many others. Some of these rules have been amended over the years, many have not.

There are 6 outs in an inning

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