The Indie October Baseball Bestseller List

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With the Major League Baseball post-season now underway, we present the Indie Baseball Bestseller List, based on sales in independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending October 9, 2011.

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

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

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

4. A Band of Misfits: Tales of the 2010 San Francisco Giants
Andrew Baggarly, Triumph, $19.95, 9781600785986

5. Stan Musial: An American Life
George Vecsey, ESPN, $26, 9780345517067

6. The Captain: The Journey of Derek Jeter
Ian O’Connor, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26, 9780547327938

7. The Baseball: Stunts, Scandals, and Secrets Beneath the Stitches
Zack Hample, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307475459

8. Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption, and Baseball’s Longest Game
Dan Barry, Harper, $26.99, 9780062014481

9. This Is Our Time!: The 2010 San Francisco Giants World Series Champions
Chris Haft, Eric Alan, Confluence, $16.95, 9781935952527

10. Baseball in the Garden of Eden: The Secret History of the Early Game
John Thorn, S&S, $26, 9780743294034

11. Willie Mays: The Life, the Legend
James S. Hirsch, Scribner, $18, 9781416547914

12. Take Me Out to the Ballpark: An Illustrated Tour of Baseball Parks Past and Present
Josh Leventhal, Black Dog & Leventhal, $17.95, 9781579128661

13. The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood
Jane Leavy, Harper, $27.99, 9780060883522

14. 56: Joe Dimaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports
Kostya Kennedy, Sports Illustrated, $26.95, 9781603201773

15. Clubhouse Confidential: A Yankee Bat Boy’s Insider Tale of Wild Nights, Gambling, and Good Times With Modern Baseball’s Greatest Team
Luis Castillo, St. Martin’s, $25.99, 9780312645427

16. Worth the Wait
Brian Murphy, Skybox Press, $25, 9781600786563

17. Baseball Americana: Treasures From the Library of Congress
Harry Katz, et al., Harper, $21.99, 9780061625466

18. Great Baseball Feats, Facts & Firsts
David Nemec, Signet, $7.99, 9780451232960

19. Giant Surprise: San Francisco’s 2010 World Champions
Triumph, $14.95, 9781600785689

20. The Big Show: Charles M. Conlon’s Golden Age Baseball Photographs
Neal McCabe, Constance McCabe, Abrams, $35, 9781419700699

21. Knuckler: My Life With Baseball’s Most Confounding Pitch
Tim Wakefield, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26, 9780547517698

22. Fenway Park: The Centennial: 100 Years of Red Sox Baseball
Saul Wisnia, St. Martin’s, $29.99, 9780312642747

23. The Game From Where I Stand
Doug Glanville, St. Martin’s Griffin, $14.99, 9780312573096

24. 21: The Story of Roberto Clemente
Wilfred Santiago, Fantagraphics, $22.99, 9781560978923

25. Fenway 1912: The Birth of a Ballpark, a Championship Season, and Fenway’s Remarkable First Year
Glenn Stout, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26, 9780547195629