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Chipper finally wears the Golden Sombrero

It took 2,060 games, but Chipper Jones finally had the first Golden Sombrero of his 16-year career last night, striking out four times against Randy Johnson and the Giants.

Prior to last night there had been a total of 1,279 instances of a player striking out at least four times in a game since Jones joined the Braves’ lineup full time in 1995.

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Those 1,279 instances came from 577 different players, 14 of whom had double-digit games with at least four strikeouts before Jones even had one. Jim Thome led the double-digit crew with 16 four-strikeout games, followed by Sammy Sosa with 15.

Jones watched 28 different Braves teammates strike out four or more times in a game before joining the club himself, led by Andruw Jones with 10. Jeff Francoeur and Kelly Johnson were among those 28 and according to Jones “they shook my hand and welcomed me in.”