The October 2018 Indie Baseball Bestseller List

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The American Booksellers Association’s specialty bestseller lists provide a current snapshot of what’s selling in indie bookstores nationwide.

In 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 7, 2018.

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

2. Astroball: The New Way to Win It All
Ben Reiter, Crown Archetype, $27, 9780525576648

3. Baseball Cop
Eddie Dominguez, Hachette, $28, 9780316483971

4. The Comic Book Story of Baseball: The Heroes, Hustlers, and History-Making Swings (and Misses) of America’s National Pastime
Alex Irvine, Tomm Coker (Illus.), C.P. Smith (Illus.), Ten Speed Press, $18.99, 9780399578946

5. The Cubs Way: The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse
Tom Verducci, Three Rivers Press, $17, 9780804190039

6. I’m Keith Hernandez: A Memoir
Keith Hernandez, Little Brown, $28, 9780316395731

7. Smart Baseball
Keith Law, Morrow, $16.99, 9780062490230

8. Papi: My Story
David Ortiz, Michael Holley, Mariner, $15.99, 9781328915849

9. Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic: Reggie, Rollie, Catfish, and Charlie Finley’s Swingin’ A’s
Jason Turbow, Mariner, $15.99, 9781328570079

10. The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse
Rich Cohen, Picador, $18, 9781250192783

11. Ninety Percent Mental: An All-Star Player Turned Mental Skills Coach Reveals the Hidden Game of Baseball
Bob Tewksbury, Scott Miller, Da Capo Press, $27, 9780738233789

12. Baseball Americana: Treasures From the Library of Congress
Harry Katz, et al., Harper Perennial, $24.99, 9780062841506

13. Why Baseball Matters
Susan Jacoby, Yale University Press, $26, 9780300224276

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

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

16. The Shift: The Next Evolution in Baseball Thinking
Russell A. Carleton, Triumph Books, $19.95, 9781629375441

17. Tigerland: 1968-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing
Wil Haygood, Knopf, $27.95, 9781524731861

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

19. The Year of the Pitcher: Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, and the End of Baseball’s Golden Age
Sridhar Pappu, Mariner, $16.99, 9781328557285

20. The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing, and Bench-Clearing Brawls
Jason Turbow, Michael Duca, Anchor, $15.95, 9780307278623

21. The Big 50: Boston Red Sox
Evan Drellich, Triumph Books, $16.95, 9781629375656

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

23. 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

24. The 50 Greatest Players in Boston Red Sox History
Robert W. Cohen, Lyons Press, $19.95, 9781608939909

25. Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages
David Ross, Hachette, $15.99, 9780316559454