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Good Old Baseball Question

This is a flat out baseball/stats question. And I'm getting the feeling that a lot of you, especially royhobbs, are going to like this question. Alright so as for the question: Why is batting about .330 considered -good- best hitter in the league? These guys are professionals! If you were to go to a surgeon and he told you that he had a success rate of 33% would you really go to that guy? No, you'd want the surgeon who has somewhere between 85 and 100 percent success rate. Also, If a pitcher has a win percentage of .330 then they would be a crap pitcher. For a pitcher, to be considered good based on win percentage they have to be at least 70%. So why for hitters is .330 considered the best in baseball, and why do we throw millions of dollars at the people who have a 33% success rate? Am I missing something?

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