As you know, 30 percent can be a good number in baseball.
Rangers shortstop Michael Young has hit in exactly 30 percent of his official at-bats as a Major Leaguer, or .300 for a career.
Young's No. 10 Authentic Home Jersey from Majestic Athletic is always a popular item around Rangers home games. It's normally $244.99, and until 3 a.m. Friday, you can take 30 percent off that. It is a savings of $73.
Chase Utley will turn 30 on Dec. 17, and he just had an unbelievable season. He hit 33 homers, drove in 104 runs and was close to 30 percent (.292) at the plate.
A Mounted Memories No. 26 Autographed 2008 World Series Jersey would look pretty good on the wall of a Phillies fan enjoying the team's reign. it's normally listed at $637.99, and you can knock off an astounding $191 and order one for yourself or for that special someone on your holiday shopping list.
Twins first baseman Justin Morneau hit .300 in 2008 -- a hit in 30 percent of his at-bats.
Take 30 percent off a Morneau 2008 All-Star Game Home Run Derby matted 8x10 framed photo. It's normally $49.99, so this is crying out for a space on a Twins fan's wall.
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter hit safely in exactly 30 percent of his official at-bats in 2008.
Order from the Derek Jeter Collection and take 30 percent off the total tab. It's all part of the MLB.com Shop big sale.
Diamondbacks first baseman Conor Jackson hit .300 for the first time in his young Major League career, exactly three hits out of every 10 official trips to the plate.
Do you have an Authentic Game Performance 59FIFTY On-Field Cap yet? Now is the time to get one, including the kind Jackson wore in that .300 season. They normally go for $31.99 at the Shop, and now you can take 30 percent off.
Ryan Ludwick? What a year for the Redbirds. Though teammate Albert Pujols took home the National League MVP award, the young outfielder batted .299 to go with his 37 homers and 113 RBIs. He was a 30-percenter.
Who knows? Maybe Ludwick will be part of the World Baseball Classic. Gear for that much-anticipated event is now available, including that incredible USA Fashion Color Therma Base Tech Fleece from Majestic. It's all 30 percent off, just like everything at the Shop on this day.
As you can see by now, the sales are constant at the MLB.com Shop, and look for similar offerings right through the Christmas holiday. There are sales on top of sales. This one is the kind you just can't miss -- the opportunity to take an amazing 30 percent off at checkout.
Look around and see what you want.
Pete Rose had more hits than anyone, and he hit safely in about 30 percent (.303) of his official at-bats. Houston's Lance Berkman just hiked his career average to .302 after batting .312 in a stellar 2008 season. No one's sure if Bobby Abreu will be a Yankees outfielder in 2009, but this much is certain -- he will start the year with a .300 career average, or a 30 percent success rate.
As a baseball fan, you know that 30 percent as a nice number. Get a hit in three out of 10 at-bats, and you're doing well. Fill your shopping cart with a load of holiday gifts, save 30 percent on the final sum, and you're going to be happy as well.
Mark Newman is enterprise editor of MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.