“If he strikes out three times in a game it’s a *hat trick*. Four times is a *sombrero* (bigger than a hat). Five is a *golden sombrero*.” Barry Laswell, *Clarion-Ledger *(Jackson, MS), August 7, 1979, p23

“An 0-for-three game is a hat trick, but an 0-for-four game wins you the golden sombrero.” Terry Monahan, *Times-Advocate* (Escondido, CA), August 7, 1980, p41

**Previous earliest use ( Dickson Baseball Dictionary, 3rd edition, 2009):**

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).