From my local newspaper (about the Diamondbacks):
"Ian Kennedy pitches 62-3 scoreless innings..."
I'd watched the game but still had to stare at this for a minute before I understood what it was talking about. I knew the game hadn't gone 62 and something innings. Try 9. It turns out that a hyphen isn't a slash: 6 2/3 innings.
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