golden sombrero

A mythical award given to a batter who strikes out four times in a game.

 

Ryan Howard is MLB's career leader with 27 golden sombreros
Ryan Howard is MLB’s career leader with 27 golden sombreros

See also hat trick; platinum sombrero; Horn. Syn. silver sombero. 

1st use. 1984 “I almost got the Golden Sombrero. That’s when you strike out four times, see. I only got the regular sombrero (hat trick)” – Chicago Cubs first baseman Leon Durham, quoted in Chicago Tribune, Apr. 14

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