The October ’12 Indie Baseball Bestseller List

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In celebration of the Major League Baseball post-season, we present the Indie Baseball Bestseller List, based on sales in independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending October 7, 2012.

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

2. Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity, and the Perfect Knuckleball
R.A. Dickey, Blue Rider Press, $26.95, 9780399158155

3. One Last Strike: Fifty Years in Baseball, Ten and a Half Games Back, and One Final Championship Season
Tony La Russa, Tony La Russa, Morrow, $27.99, 9780062207388

4. Imperfect: An Improbable Life
Jim Abbott, Tim Brown, Ballantine, $26, 9780345523259

5. Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption, and Baseball’s Longest Game
Dan Barry, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780062014498

6. The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood
Jane Leavy, Harper Perennial, $16.99, 9780060883539

7. One Shot at Forever: A Small Town, an Unlikely Coach, and a Magical Baseball Season
Chris Ballard, Hyperion, $24.99, 9781401324384

8. Driving Mr. Yogi: Yogi Berra, Ron Guidry, and Baseball’s Greatest Gift
Harvey Araton, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26, 9780547746722

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

10. The Captain: The Journey of Derek Jeter
Ian O’Connor, Mariner, $14.95, 9780547747606

11. Gil Hodges: The Brooklyn Bums, the Miracle Mets, and the Extraordinary Life of a Baseball Legend
Tom Clavin, Danny Peary, NAL, $26.95, 9780451235862

12. Baseball in the Garden of Eden: The Secret History of the Early Game
John Thorn, S&S, $16, 9780743294041

13. Summer of ‘68: The Season That Changed Baseball — and America — Forever
Tim Wendel, Da Capo, $25, 9780306820182

14. Pinstripe Empire: The New York Yankees From Before the Babe to After the Boss
Marty Appel, Bloomsbury, $28, 9781608194926

15. Fenway Park: A Salute to the Coolest, Cruelest, Longest-Running Major League Baseball Stadium in America
John Powers, Ron Driscoll, Running Press, $30, 9780762442041

16. Stan Musial: An American Life
George Vecsey, ESPN, $16, 9780345517074

17. The Ball: Discovering the Object of the Game
John Fox, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780061881794

18. Bushville Wins! The Wild Saga of the 1957 Milwaukee Braves and the Screwballs, Sluggers, and Beer Swiggers Who Canned the New York Yankees and Changed Baseball
John Klima, Thomas Dunne Books, $25.99, 9781250006073

19. Yankee Miracles: Life With the Boss and the Bronx Bombers
Ray Negron, Sally Cook, Liveright, $25.95, 9780871404619

20. The New York Times Story of the Yankees: 382 Articles, Profiles & Essays From 1903 to Present
Dave Anderson (Ed.), Black Dog & Leventhal, $29.95, 9781579128920

21. Lefty: An American Odyssey
Vernona Gomez, Lawrence Goldstone, Ballantine, $28, 9780345526489

22. Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America in the Swinging ’70s
Dan Epstein, St. Martin’s Griffin, $15.99, 9781250007247

23. Sports Illustrated: The Baseball Book
Sports Illustrated, $29.95, 9781603202084

24. The Baseball Hall of Shame: The Best of Blooperstown
Bruce Nash, Allan Zullo, Lyons Press, $14.95, 9780762778454

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