In baseball, .300 (ie 30%) has long been held up as the standard for what defines a "good" batting average (the percentage of base hits per time at bat) for a batter. It is pronounced "three hundred." A ".300 hitter" is a batter who consistently bats .300 or above. Traditionally, such a player would be a shoo-in for the Baseball Hall of Fame. However, in recent years, on-base percentage (OBP) become much more valued than batting average in many baseball circles, and the typical cutoff for a "good" OBP is .400, so increasingly, .400 is becoming the new magic number in baseball.

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