a) A period of play in which members of a visiting baseball team attempt to hit a baseball pitched by the opposing home team until three players are called out, followed by a similar attempt by members of the home baseball team against the visiting teams pitching. There are nine or more innings in a regulation baseball game.

It is a baseball tradition to sing "Take Me Out To the Ball Game" during the seventh inning stretch.

b) A similar period of play.

We batted around in our half of the inning.

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