the seventh-inning stretch


: the time between the two halves of the seventh inning when the people watching a game traditionally stand up and stretch their legs

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web When the seventh-inning stretch arrived, the Dodgers were cruising to an 8-2 win, and Juarez was ready to pop the question. Kyle Melnick, Washington Post, 31 Mar. 2023 The air was brisk and the Dodgers were ahead 7-2 when fans started to sing during the seventh-inning stretch. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 31 Mar. 2023 Another protester scampered onto the field before the seventh-inning stretch. Jorge Castillo, Los Angeles Times, 19 Mar. 2023 For the last 20 years, major league teams struggled to reach the seventh-inning stretch in 2:29. Dallas News, 27 Feb. 2023

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“The seventh-inning stretch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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