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what is a dirty inning in baseball

by Randy
(El Cajon, CA)

Randy asked: What is a dirty inning in baseball?

Rick answered: Randy, thank you for your question.

I don't recall ever hearing that term used in reference to baseball.

Quite possibly it refers to an inning where an error occurs.

Yours in baseball,


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Oct 18, 2016
Dirty Inning
by: Anonymous

I am guessing the words got mixed up. Guessing this may be a crooked number inning.


Jul 18, 2016
It's more than just an error
by: Jim (Phoenix, AZ)

A "dirty inning" is when nothing goes right for one of the teams --- usually the one on the field playing defense. Typically, there are MULTIPLE errors &/or fielders misread a ball's path and it gets by them &/or two or more go for a ball and collide &/or umpire calls 'favor' the team at bat &/or a defending player is injured and has to be replaced &/or other problems/troubles that aren't tallied as "errors."

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