The October 2014 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 5, 2014.

    1. The Closer
    Mariano Rivera, Little Brown, $28, 9780316400732

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

    3. Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life in the Minor Leagues of Baseball
    John Feinstein, Doubleday, $26.95, 9780385535939

    4. A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred
    George F. Will, Crown Archetype, $25, 9780385349314

    5. Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, and the Quest to End Baseball’s Steroid Era
    Tim Elfrink, Gus Garcia-Roberts, Dutton, $27.95, 9780525954637

    6. The Summer of Beer and Whiskey: How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and a Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball America’s Game
    Edward Achorn, PublicAffairs, $15.99, 9781610393775

    7. Rickey & Robinson: The True, Untold Story of the Integration of Baseball
    Roger Kahn, Rodale, $25.99, 9781623362973

    8. Baseball as a Road to God: Seeing Beyond the Game
    John Sexton, Gotham, $17, 9781592408641

    9. Francona: The Red Sox Years
    Terry Francona, Dan Shaughnessy, Mariner, $15.95, 9780544227873

    10. Batter Up, Charlie Brown!
    Charles M. Schulz, Fantagraphics, $9.99, 9781606997253

    11. Derek Jeter: Born to Be a Yankee
    The New York Post, Harper, $19.99, 9780062368478

    12. Million Dollar Arm: Sometimes to Win, You Have to Change the Game
    J.B. Bernstein, Gallery, $16, 9781476765884

    13. How to Speak Baseball: An Illustrated Guide to Ballpark Banter
    James Charlton, Sally Cook, Chronicle, $14.95, 9781452126456

    14. 1954: The Year Willie Mays and the First Generation of Black Superstars Changed Major League Baseball Forever
    Bill Madden, Da Capo Press, $25.99, 9780306823329

    15. Pete Rose: An American Dilemma
    Kostya Kennedy, Sports Illustrated Books, $26.95, 9781618930965

    16. Mickey and Willie: Mantle and Mays, the Parallel Lives of Baseball’s Golden Age
    Allen Barra, Three Rivers Press, $15, 9780307716491

    17. Throwback: A Big-League Catcher Tells How the Game Is Really Played
    Jason Kendall, Lee Judge, St. Martin’s, $25.99, 9781250031839

    18. Miracle at Fenway: The Inside Story of the Boston Red Sox 2004 Championship Season
    Saul Wisnia, St. Martin’s, $26.99, 9781250031631

    19. The Hall: A Celebration of Baseball’s Greats
    National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Little Brown, $35, 9780316213028

    20. The DiMaggios: Three Brothers, Their Passion for Baseball, Their Pursuit of the American Dream
    Tom Clavin, Ecco, $14.99, 9780062183781

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

    22. The Giants Baseball Experience: A Year-By-Year Chronicle, From New York to San Francisco
    Dan Fost, MVP Books, $35, 9780760345726

    23. Stars and Strikes: Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of 76
    Dan Epstein, Thomas Dunne Books, $28.99, 9781250034380

    24. Baseball: An Illustrated History
    Geoffrey C. Ward, Knopf, $39.95, 9780375711978

    25. I Don’t Care If We Never Get Back: 30 Games in 30 Days on the Best Worst Baseball Road Trip Ever
    Ben Blatt, Eric Brewster, Grove Press, $24, 9780802122742