The October ’13 Indie Baseball Bestseller List

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    In celebration of the Major League Baseball post-season, here is the Indie Baseball Bestseller List, based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending October 6, 2013.
     
    1. Moneyball
    Michael Lewis, Norton, $15.95, 9780393338393

    2. So You Think You Know Baseball?: A Fan’s Guide to the Official Rules
    Peter E. Meltzer, Norton, $16.95, 9780393344387

    3. Francona
    Terry Francona, Dan Shaughnessy, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28, 9780547928173

    4. The Summer of Beer and Whiskey: How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and a Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball America’s Game
    Edward Achorn, PublicAffairs, $26.99, 9781610392600

    5. Mickey and Willie: Mantle and Mays — The Parallel Lives of Baseball’s Golden Age
    Allen Barra, Crown Archetype, $27, 9780307716484

    6. Baseball as a Road to God: Seeing Beyond the Game
    John Sexton, Gotham, $27.50, 9781592407545

    7. Just Tell Me I Can’t: How Jamie Moyer Defied the Radar Gun and Defeated Time
    Larry Platt, Jamie Moyer, Grand Central, $27, 9781455521586

    8. Southern League: A True Story of Baseball, Civil Rights, and the Deep South’s Most Compelling Pennant Race
    Larry Colton, Grand Central, $28, 9781455511884

    9. Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity, and the Perfect Knuckleball
    R.A. Dickey, Plume, $17, 9780452299016

    10. I Never Had It Made: The Autobiography of Jackie Robinson
    Jackie Robinson, Ecco, $14.99, 9780060555979

    11. One Last Strike: Fifty Years in Baseball, Ten and a Half Games Back, and One Final Championship Season
    Tony La Russa, Morrow, $15.99, 9780062207548

    12. The Victory Season: The End of World War II and the Birth of Baseball’s Golden Age
    Robert Weintraub, Little, Brown, $27.99, 9780316205917

    13. One Shot at Forever: A Small Town, an Unlikely Coach, and a Magical Baseball Season
    Chris Ballard, Hyperion, $14.99, 9781401312664

    14. Color Blind: The Forgotten Team That Broke Baseball’s Color Line
    Tom Dunkel, Atlantic Monthly Press, $25, 9780802120120

    15. The DiMaggios: Three Brothers, Their Passion for Baseball, Their Pursuit of the American Dream
    Tom Clavin, Ecco, $25.99, 9780062183774

    16. American Pastimes: The Very Best of Red Smith
    Red Smith, Library of America, $29.95, 9781598532173

    17. Driving Mr. Yogi: Yogi Berra, Ron Guidry, and Baseball’s Greatest Gift
    Harvey Araton, Mariner, $13.95, 9780544002272

    18. Willard Mullin’s Golden Age of Baseball Drawings 1934 – 1972
    Willard Mullin, et al., Fantagraphics, $35, 9781606996393

    19. Class A: Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere
    Lucas Mann, Pantheon, $26.95, 9780307907547

    20. Summer of ’68: The Season That Changed Baseball — and America — Forever
    Tim Wendel, Da Capo, $14.99, 9780306821837

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

    22. Pitching in a Pinch: Baseball From the Inside
    Christy Mathewson, Penguin, $15, 9780143107248

    23. Giants Past & Present: Championship Edition
    Dan Fost, MVP Books, $25, 9780760345177

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

    25. The House That Ruth Built: A New Stadium, the First Yankees Championship, and the Redemption of 1923
    Robert Weintraub, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316086080