The October 2019 Indie Baseball Bestseller List

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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 September 29, 2019.

1. The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created
Jane Leavy, Harper Perennial, $18.99, 9780062380234

2. K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches
Tyler Kepner, Doubleday, $27.95, 9780385541015

3. Ballpark: Baseball in the American City
Paul Goldberger, Knopf, $35, 9780307701541

4. If These Walls Could Talk: Boston Red Sox
Jerry Remy, Nick Cafardo, Triumph Books, $17.95, 9781629375458

5. For the Good of the Game: The Inside Story of the Surprising and Dramatic Transformation of Major League Baseball
Bud Selig, Morrow, $28.99, 9780062905956

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

7. Homegrown: How the Red Sox Built a Champion From the Ground Up
Alex Speier, Morrow, $27.99, 9780062943552

8. The MVP Machine: How Baseball’s New Nonconformists Are Using Data to Build Better Players
Ben Lindbergh, Travis Sawchik, Basic Books, $30, 9781541698949

9. Ballparks Then and Now
Eric Enders, Pavilion, $22.50, 9781911595953

10. Full Count: The Education of a Pitcher
David Cone, Grand Central, $28, 9781538748848

11. Play Hungry: The Making of a Baseball Player
Pete Rose, Penguin Press, $28, 9780525558675

12. Infinite Baseball: Notes From a Philosopher at the Ballpark
Alva Noe, Oxford University Press, $21.95, 9780190928186

13. Ten Innings at Wrigley: The Wildest Ballgame Ever, With Baseball on the Brink
Kevin Cook, Holt, $28, 9781250182036

14. Ball Four: The Final Pitch
Jim Bouton, Turner, $29.95, 9781630260347

15. They Said It Couldn’t Be Done: The 69 Mets, New York City, and the Most Astounding Season in Baseball History
Wayne Coffey, Crown Archetype, $28, 9781524760885

16. 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

17. Just Show Up
Cal Ripken Jr., James Dale, Harper, $25.99, 9780062906748

18. I’m Keith Hernandez: A Memoir
Keith Hernandez, Back Bay, $17.99, 9780316395755

19. Let’s Play Two: The Legend of Mr. Cub, the Life of Ernie Banks
Ron Rapoport, Hachette Books, $28, 9780316318631

20. Edgar: An Autobiography
Edgar Martinez, Larry Stone, Triumph Books, $28, 9781629377292

21. Great American Baseball Stories
Jeff Silverman (Ed.), Lyons Press, $16, 9781493039012

22. They Bled Blue: Fernandomania, Strike-Season Mayhem, and the Weirdest Championship Baseball Had Ever Seen: The 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers
Jason Turbow, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26, 9781328715531

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

24. Inside the Empire: The True Power Behind the New York Yankees
Bob Klapisch, Paul Solotaroff, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28, 9781328589354

25. If These Walls Could Talk: Chicago Cubs
Jon Greenberg, Triumph Books, $17.95, 9781629376547