The October 2017 Indie Baseball Bestseller List

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    IndieBound bestseller logoIn celebration of the Major League Baseball postseason, here is the Indie Baseball Bestseller List, based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending October 1, 2017.

    1. Terror in the City of Champions: Murder, Baseball, and the Secret Society That Shocked Depression-Era Detroit
    Tom Stanton, Lyons Press, $17.95, 9781493030583

    2. Papi: My Story
    David Ortiz, Michael Holley, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28, 9780544814615

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

    4. The Cubs Way: The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse
    Tom Verducci, Crown Archetype, $28, 9780804190015

    5. Smart Baseball: The Story Behind the Old Stats That Are Ruining the Game, the New Ones That Are Running It, and the Right Way to Think
    Keith Law, Morrow, $27.99, 9780062490223

    6. The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports
    Jeff Passan, Harper, $15.99, 9780062400376

    7. The Cooperstown Casebook: Who’s in the Baseball Hall of Fame, Who Should Be In, and Who Should Pack Their Plaques
    Jay Jaffe, Thomas Dunne Books, $25.99, 9781250071217

    8. My Cubs: A Love Story
    Scott Simon, Blue Rider, $23, 9780735218031

    9. Dinner with DiMaggio: Memories of an American Hero
    Rock Positano, John Positano, S&S, $26, 9781501156847

    10. Off Speed: Baseball, Pitching, and the Art of Deception
    Terry McDermott, Pantheon, $23.95, 9780307379429

    11. Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages
    David Ross, Hachette, $28, 9780316559447

    12. Electric October: Seven World Series Games, Six Lives, Five Minutes of Fame That Lasted Forever
    Kevin Cook, Holt, $30, 9781250116567

    13. Lost Ballparks
    Dennis Evanosky, Eric J. Kos, Pavilion Books, $19.95, 9781911216490

    14. Fail Better: Why Baseball Matters
    Mark Kingwell, Biblioasis, $16.95, 9781771961530

    15. Baseball’s Best 1,000: Rankings of the Greatest Players of All Time
    Derek Gentile, Black Dog & Leventhal, $14.99, 9780316463874

    16. This Old Man: All in Pieces
    Roger Angell, Anchor, $16, 9781101971390

    17. Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic: Reggie, Rollie, Catfish, and Charlie Finley’s Swingin’ A’s
    Jason Turbow, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26, 9780544303171

    18. The Only Rule Is It Has to Work: Our Wild Experiment Building a New Kind of Baseball Team
    Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller, St. Martin’s Griffin, $15.99, 9781250130907

    19. Ballplayer
    Chipper Jones, Carroll Rogers Walton, Dutton Books, $27, 9781101984406

    20. The Phenomenon: Pressure, the Yips, and the Pitch That Changed My Life
    Rick Ankiel, Tim Brown, PublicAffairs, $27, 9781610396868

    21. If These Walls Could Talk: San Francisco Giants: Stories from the San Francisco Giants Dugout, Locker Room, and Press Box
    Chris Haft, Triumph Books, $16.95, 9781629373898

    22. The Streak: Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and Baseball’s Most Historic Record
    John Eisenberg, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26, 9780544107670

    23. The Last Innocents: The Collision of the Turbulent Sixties and the Los Angeles Dodgers
    Michael Leahy, Harper, $16.99, 9780062360571

    24. Casey Stengel: Baseball’s Greatest Character
    Marty Appel, Doubleday Books, $27.95, 9780385540476

    25. The Mental Game of Baseball: A Guide to Peak Performance
    H.A. Dorfman, Karl Kuehl, Lyons Press, $18.95, 9781630761820