The October 2016 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 2, 2016.

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

    2. Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty
    Charles Leerhsen, S&S, $17, 9781451645798

    3. The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports
    Jeff Passan, Harper, $26.99, 9780062400369

    4. The Game: Inside the Secret World of Major League Baseball’s Power Brokers
    Jon Pessah, Back Bay, $17.99, 9780316185899

    5. Baseball Field Guide: An In-Depth Illustrated Guide to the Complete Rules of Baseball
    Dan Formosa, Paul Hamburger, Experiment, $14.95, 9781615193288

    6. Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life in the Minor Leagues of Baseball
    John Feinstein, Anchor, $16.95, 9780307949585

    7. This Old Man: All in Pieces
    Roger Angell, Doubleday, $26.95, 9780385541138

    8. Ahead of the Curve: Inside the Baseball Revolution
    Brian Kenny, S&S, $28, 9781501106330

    9. The Grind: Inside Baseball’s Endless Season
    Barry Svrluga, Blue Rider, $16, 9780399575952

    10. The Baseball Whisperer: A Small-Town Coach Who Shaped Big League Dreams
    Michael Tackett, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26, 9780544387645

    11. The Only Rule Is It Has to Work: Our Wild Experiment Building a New Kind of Baseball Team
    Ben Lindbergh, Holt, $30, 9781627795647

    12. I’m Fascinated by Sacrifice Flies: Inside the Game We All Love
    Tim Kurkjian, St. Martin’s, $26.99, 9781250077936

    13. Big Data Baseball: Math, Miracles, and the End of a 20-Year Losing Streak
    Travis Sawchik, Flatiron, $15.99, 9781250094254

    14. The Last Innocents: The Collision of the Turbulent Sixties and the Los Angeles Dodgers
    Michael Leahy, Harper, $26.99, 9780062360564

    15. Terror in the City of Champions: Murder, Baseball, and the Secret Society That Shocked Depression-Era Detroit
    Tom Stanton, Lyons Press, $26, 9781493015702

    16. Billy Martin: Baseball’s Flawed Genius
    Bill Pennington, Mariner, $16.95, 9780544709034

    17. The Big 50: San Francisco Giants: The Men and Moments That Made the San Francisco Giants
    Daniel Brown, Triumph, $16.95, 9781629372020

    18. Big Papi: David Ortiz, Thanks for the Memories
    David Fischer, David Aretha, Sports Publishing, $24.99, 9781613219652

    19. Pedro
    Pedro Martinez, Michael Silverman, Mariner, $15.95, 9780544705319

    20. The Pine Tar Game: The Kansas City Royals, the New York Yankees, and Baseball’s Most Absurd and Entertaining Controversy
    Filip Bondy, Scribner, $16, 9781476777184

    21. A Nice Little Place on the North Side: A History of Triumph, Mostly Defeat, and Incurable Hope at Wrigley Field
    George Will, Three Rivers Press, $15, 9780385349338

    22. The Closer
    Mariano Rivera, Back Bay, $17, 9780316400749

    23. Tales From the San Francisco Giants Dugout: A Collection of the Greatest Giants Stories Ever Told
    Nick Peters, Stuart Shea, Sports Publishing, $19.99, 9781613219102

    24. Baseball’s Game Changers: Icons, Record Breakers, Scandals, Sensational Series, and More
    George Castle, Lyons Press, $24.95, 9781493019465

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