Crash Davis in Bull Durham on the difference being a just a little bit better makes:
Know what the difference between hitting .250 and .300 is? It’s 25 hits. 25 hits in 500 at bats is 50 points, okay? There’s 6 months in a season, that’s about 25 weeks. That means if you get just one extra flare a week – just one – a gorp… you get a groundball, you get a groundball with eyes… you get a dying quail, just one more dying quail a week… and you’re in Yankee Stadium.
Know how it works, and you can know how to win.
Ps. And ALWAYS remember, when you get in a fight with a drunk – you NEVER want to hit them with your pitching hand.