Since professional baseball games are normally nine innings long, the fifth inning is used as the threshold for an official game, since it is roughly the halfway mark.
The record number of hits in a Major League Baseball player in a nine inning game is seven. The record was reached twice, once in 1892 and once in 1975.
149 by Edwin Jackson
In baseball language, there is no first or second half as one sees in an American football game. Now the game has nine innings. Speaking mathematically, when the game reaches its 4.5 worth of innings played, that can be called a half. Benchmarks of tradition are the 7th inning stretch which is the end of the visiting team's 7th inning. The time between the top half of the 7th inning, and when the bottom half begins, it's called the 7th inning stretch. In many baseball stadiums a song such as "God Bless America" is played, normally from a recording.
A perfect game in baseball is when a picher retires every batter in a nine inning game.
On average a nine inning baseball game normally runs 3 hours.
In a standard baseball game, there are three outs per inning for each team, with nine innings played. If the home team is ahead after the visiting team has batted in the ninth inning, the game is over at that point (as there is no need for the home team to bat).
There's three outs per inning. In a nine inning game there would be 27 outs each team would need to record.
If you're talking about how short a baseball game can be "out of" 9 innings, then a complete game is recorded at the end of the 5th inning. If you're talking about what is the shortest 9 inning game to be played in length of time, I don't know. =-(
Baseball has had nine innings since about 1856.
An inning, in Baseball, is one round of play. Each team have half of the inning up to bat, and once that teams gets three outs, it is either the second half of the inning or the end of the inning and the beginning of the next one. There are a total of nine innings in a game of baseball, unless the score is tied and that game goes into extra innings.