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