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