One year he struck out 262 men in 170 innings, walked as many, and finished 7–15.
Once again he could throw his fastball for strikes with impunity--for six or seven innings at least.
In his career, he's walked home many runs, but in more than thirty-eight hundred innings, Palmer has never given up a grand slam.
Old English innung "a taking in, a putting in," gerundive of innian "get within, put or bring in," from inn (adv.) "in" (see in). Meaning "a team's turn in a game" first recorded 1735, usually plural in cricket, singular in baseball.
[fr baseball; the British term, fr cricket, is always innings and is found by 1836]