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 timeAnswerIn 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
There is a total of nine innings in a game of baseball. However, if the game is tied at the end of nine innings, then the game can go into extra innings.
"Nine Innings in a Baseball Game".
The average length of a spring training baseball game is nine innings. Most baseball games do not go over nine innings regardless of a tie.
Nine Innings in a Baseball Game
AAA teams play nine innings, just like the majors.
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Baseball (and its predecessors) has had nine innings in a standard length game since 1845.
The number of innings in a baseball game depends on the level of competition. In Major League Baseball a complete game is normally nine (9) innings. Games that are called due to weather or games that are forfieted can be less than nine (9) innings. Games that go into extra innings can be played until the last out is made or until the winning run is scored.
it is earned runs per nine innings pitched
Baseball has had nine innings since about 1856.
By scoring the most runs in nine innings
There are '9' (nine) innings in a regulation Major-League baseball game, and in most semi-professional, college and high-school leagues as well. At lower levels and for younger players, the number of innings may be reduced to 7, or even 5.
It was established that a major league baseball game would be comprised of nine innings by the National Association on March 7th, 1857. It only takes five innings, however, to be counted as an "official" game.
There are nine innings in a game.
In the 1800s, a baseball game was won by the team that scored 21 aces first. This way was done until the scoring was replaced by nine innings. Innings were introduced in 1920.
There are nine innings in a major league baseball game. If the score is tied after nine innings, the game goes into extra innings and continues until one team or the other is ahead after a complete inning. Games can be called anytime on account of rain, darkness, earthquakes, etc. and can be considered complete or continued at a later date depending on the number of innings completed. A complete game requires at least five innings of play so that the losing team has five at-bats.
With nine active players per team, it only makes sense to have nine innings. Since there are three outs per team per inning, this would give each position at least three chances to bat in the game.
It refers to hits allowed per nine innings pitched.
Except in rare occasions when a time limit is agreed to, baseball is not determined by a time clock like basketball, football, soccer, etc., but on number of "innings", generally nine innings, but an official game must be at least seven innings (or 61/2 innings if the home team is ahead).
Because 10 is too many, and eight isn't enough
There are three innings.