The October ’12 Indie Baseball Bestseller List

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    In celebration of the Major League Baseball post-season, we present the Indie Baseball Bestseller List, based on sales in independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending October 7, 2012.

    1. Moneyball
    Michael Lewis, Norton, $15.95, 9780393338393

    2. Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity, and the Perfect Knuckleball
    R.A. Dickey, Blue Rider Press, $26.95, 9780399158155

    3. One Last Strike: Fifty Years in Baseball, Ten and a Half Games Back, and One Final Championship Season
    Tony La Russa, Tony La Russa, Morrow, $27.99, 9780062207388

    4. Imperfect: An Improbable Life
    Jim Abbott, Tim Brown, Ballantine, $26, 9780345523259

    5. Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption, and Baseball’s Longest Game
    Dan Barry, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780062014498

    6. The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood
    Jane Leavy, Harper Perennial, $16.99, 9780060883539

    7. One Shot at Forever: A Small Town, an Unlikely Coach, and a Magical Baseball Season
    Chris Ballard, Hyperion, $24.99, 9781401324384

    8. Driving Mr. Yogi: Yogi Berra, Ron Guidry, and Baseball’s Greatest Gift
    Harvey Araton, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26, 9780547746722

    9. The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing, and Bench-Clearing Brawls: The Unwritten Rules of America’s Pastime
    Jason Turbow, Michael Duca, Anchor, $15, 9780307278623

    10. The Captain: The Journey of Derek Jeter
    Ian O’Connor, Mariner, $14.95, 9780547747606

    11. Gil Hodges: The Brooklyn Bums, the Miracle Mets, and the Extraordinary Life of a Baseball Legend
    Tom Clavin, Danny Peary, NAL, $26.95, 9780451235862

    12. Baseball in the Garden of Eden: The Secret History of the Early Game
    John Thorn, S&S, $16, 9780743294041

    13. Summer of ‘68: The Season That Changed Baseball — and America — Forever
    Tim Wendel, Da Capo, $25, 9780306820182

    14. Pinstripe Empire: The New York Yankees From Before the Babe to After the Boss
    Marty Appel, Bloomsbury, $28, 9781608194926

    15. Fenway Park: A Salute to the Coolest, Cruelest, Longest-Running Major League Baseball Stadium in America
    John Powers, Ron Driscoll, Running Press, $30, 9780762442041

    16. Stan Musial: An American Life
    George Vecsey, ESPN, $16, 9780345517074

    17. The Ball: Discovering the Object of the Game
    John Fox, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780061881794

    18. Bushville Wins! The Wild Saga of the 1957 Milwaukee Braves and the Screwballs, Sluggers, and Beer Swiggers Who Canned the New York Yankees and Changed Baseball
    John Klima, Thomas Dunne Books, $25.99, 9781250006073

    19. Yankee Miracles: Life With the Boss and the Bronx Bombers
    Ray Negron, Sally Cook, Liveright, $25.95, 9780871404619

    20. The New York Times Story of the Yankees: 382 Articles, Profiles & Essays From 1903 to Present
    Dave Anderson (Ed.), Black Dog & Leventhal, $29.95, 9781579128920

    21. Lefty: An American Odyssey
    Vernona Gomez, Lawrence Goldstone, Ballantine, $28, 9780345526489

    22. Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America in the Swinging ’70s
    Dan Epstein, St. Martin’s Griffin, $15.99, 9781250007247

    23. Sports Illustrated: The Baseball Book
    Sports Illustrated, $29.95, 9781603202084

    24. The Baseball Hall of Shame: The Best of Blooperstown
    Bruce Nash, Allan Zullo, Lyons Press, $14.95, 9780762778454

    25. Flip Flop Fly Ball
    Craig Robinson, Bloomsbury, $25, 9781608192694