Three times in an inning. Then the next team gets the field
Actually, uh, no.
Here's how it goes in baseball (and the case could be made, occaisionally in our life, if we're fortunate.)
"It’s one of the most interesting feats in sports. And the most confusing? Three strikeouts in one inning is definitely respectable, even a pitcher’s dream, but FOUR in one inning? Yes, it happens, and more often than you’d think.
Just how is this feat achievable? A batter with two strikes on him takes a swing at strike three; however, the catcher does not field the ball cleanly, and instead of tagging the runner out, the runner reaches. The strikeout is recorded, but not the out."