The "Olympic Rings," sometimes known as the golden sombrero, are awarded to players who strike out five times in a game. A "horn" is a player who strikes out six times in a game. Pitcher Mike Flanagan invented the name when teammate Sam Horn of the Baltimore Orioles accomplished the feat in an extra-inning game in 1991.
Flanagan said he thought it would be fun if someone else could do it first, so he named the award after them. The only other person to have done this was Sam Horn, and they were playing in an exhibition game. Flanagan said he hoped his idea would "bring some attention to Sam's accomplishment."
In 2014, James Hoyt of the Boston Red Sox became the first player to strike out six times in an official game when he took on the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park. The Olympic Rings award went to him even though he didn't win the game because he struck out in both the ninth and tenth innings. He had two hits in the game.
James Hoyt also has the record for most strikeouts in a single inning with nine. He did this on August 26, 2014, during a game against the Seattle Mariners. He hit another one just four days later during a game against the Oakland Athletics.
The last person to strike out five times in a game was Mike Stanton of the 1986 California Angels.
The expression "around the horn" is most commonly used after a strikeout with no runners on base. The catcher will send the ball to the third baseman when a hitter strikes out. The ball is sent by the third baseman to the shortstop, who then delivers it to the second baseman. If there are runners on base at the time of the strikeout, they continue to their bases.
The word "around" in "around the horn" means "in addition to". So, "throwing around" after a strikeout means throwing in other players or positions while the batter is going through his lineup again.
For example, if the pitcher throws a wild pitch before the batter reaches first base, he is "throwing around" by moving the runner up. If another player hits into a double play, they have "thrown around" by helping record an out.
Finally, if the pitcher walks a man, he has "thrown around" by causing the loss of a run.
This activity shows that pitching is a team sport. Even after a strikeout, other players can come into the game and influence the outcome.
As a result, a pitcher can strike out more than three batters in an inning. Chuck Finley, A. J. Burnett, Zack Greinke, and Craig Kimbrel have all done it more than once in their careers; no player has ever struck out more than four hitters in an inning.
The record for most strikeouts in an inning is 10, set by Charlie Robertson of the Chicago Cubs on May 14, 1969. The only other time this has been accomplished was also by Robertson, who did it twice that season. The last time it was done was by Brett Anderson on September 1, 2015. Anderson went off after seven straight K's to start the game before giving up a double to end the inning. He finished with 10 strikeouts overall that day.
Here are the four batters he struck out:
1. Tony Oliva - 1967 World Series Game 6
2. Bobby Richardson - 1947 World Series Game 5
3. Wally Schang - 1945 All-Star Game
4. Elston Howard - 1941 All-Star Game
Charlie Robertson - 10 K's, 9 IP
Anderson didn't get much attention from anyone except fans when he broke the record, as there was no score in the first inning.
A game with five goals is simply referred to as a "five-goal game." Six goals in a single game (which has only happened twice in the NHL since WWII's conclusion) is frequently referred to as a "double hat trick." "A pants trick is the greatest word for when a player gets four goals in a hockey game," according to Urban Dictionary. The term comes from the fact that a player who scores four goals will usually be dressed in pants rather than skates.
The first time this happened was on February 8, 1945, in an NHL game between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Black Hawks. Eddie Shore got three goals and Bill Cook got two. The second time was on March 17, 1955, in a game between the Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers. Dickie Moore got four goals and All-Star goalie Gerry McNeil stopped 43 of 44 shots he faced.
There have been other games where a player has scored four goals but they've also ended in losses. These games are not considered great achievements because you didn't win. You can think of these as failure to attain boondocking status. In 1942-43, the Detroit Red Wings played what is still regarded as one of the greatest games in NHL history against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The game lasted 18 minutes longer than scheduled and included three straight overtimes before a crowd of 19,000 fans at Maple Leaf Gardens. The Red Wings lost by a score of 6-5.
However, it is widely acknowledged that the word "bagger" can be added to any number to denote a series of strikes, so five consecutive strikes is a 5-bagger, and ten consecutive strikes is a 10-bagger. ESPN analyst Rob Stone is credited with coining the phrase "hambone," which has been embraced by numerous bowlers. In fact, the term "hambone" was used as early as 1978 by John Powers in The Bowling News.
The most common numbers of pins standing are 6 and 9, with various terms being used to describe a player who removes all but these two numbers: birdie, parer, spinner, etc. A player who removes all ten pins from the floor is said to have produced a strike-line. If a player rolls a ball into each of these sets of pins twice in a row, they will have produced a frame. This type of bowling is known as rollover because there are now eleven balls in play instead of ten. A player who produces an average of one frame per roll is said to be playing well. A player who averages more than one frame per roll is referred to as a monster bowler.
There are only two ways to score points in bumper bowling: you either knock over all the pins or you don't. If you do, you get credit for every pin you knock over including those that fall into other lanes. If you don't, you don't get any points. This means that your goal is to hit as many pins as possible!