Sports | Best Sellers, November 2017

This list includes titles most in demand by libraries and bookstores nationwide from Baker & Taylor six months prior to the week ending October 14, 2017. (c) Copyright 2017 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc.


1 Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship on and off 
the Court. [HC] Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Grand Central. 2017. 
ISBN 9781455542277. $29.
2 Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played To Win. [HC] Rachel Ignotofsky. Ten Speed. 2017. ISBN 9781607749783. $16.99.
3 Return of the King: LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers 
and the Greatest Comeback in NBA History. [HC] Brian Windhorst & Dave McMenamin. Grand Central. 2017. ISBN 9781478971689. $28.
4 Sting Like a Bee: Muhammad Ali vs. the United States of America, 1966–1971. [HC] Leigh Montville. Doubleday. 2017. 
ISBN 9780385536059. $30.
5 The Arena: Inside the Tailgating, Ticket-Scalping, Mascot-Racing, Dubiously Funded, and Possibly Haunted Monuments 
of American Sport. [HC] Rafi Kohan. Liveright: Norton. 2017. 
ISBN 9781631491276. $27.95.
6 The Cubs Way: The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse. [HC] Tom Verducci. Crown Archetype. 2017. ISBN 9780804190015. $28.
7 The Streak: Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and Baseball’s Most Historic Record. [HC] John Eisenberg. Houghton Harcourt. 2017. ISBN 9780544107670. $26.
8 My Cubs: A Love Story. [HC] Scott Simon. Blue Rider. 2017. 
ISBN 9780735218031. $23.
9 Shark Drunk: The Art of Catching a Large Shark from 
a Tiny Rubber Dinghy in a Big Ocean. [HC] Morten Strøksnes. Knopf. 2017. ISBN 9780451493484. $26.95.
10 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 About Baseball. [HC] Keith Law. Morrow. 2017. ISBN 9780062490223. $27.99.
11 Electric October: Seven World Series Games, Six Lives, 
Five Minutes of Fame That Lasted Forever. [HC] Kevin Cook. Henry Holt. 2017. ISBN 9781250116567. $30.
12 Off Speed: Baseball, Pitching, and the Art of Deception. [HC] Terry McDermott. Pantheon. 2017. ISBN 9780307379429. 
13 The Captain Class: The Hidden Force That Creates 
the World’s Greatest Teams. [HC] Sam Walker. Random. 
2017. ISBN 9780812997194. $28.
14 Ballplayer. [HC] Chipper Jones & Carroll Rogers Walton. 
Dutton. 2017. ISBN 9781101984406. $27.
15 Gun Digest 2018. [P] Jerry Lee. Gun Digest. 2017. 
ISBN 9781440247842. $36.99.
16 Arnie: The Life of Arnold Palmer. [HC] Tom Callahan. Harper. 2017. ISBN 9780062439727. $27.99.
17 The Cooperstown Casebook: Who’s in the Baseball 
Hall of Fame, Who Should Be in, and Who Should Pack 
Their Plaques. [HC] Jay Jaffe. Thomas Dunne: St. Martin’s. 
2017. ISBN 9781250071217. $25.99.
18 The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper, 
and the Making of a Classic. [HC] Richard Sandomir. Hachette. 2017. ISBN 9780316355056. $27.
19 Truth Doesn’t Have a Side: My Alarming Discovery About 
the Danger of Contact Sports. [HC] Bennet Omalu & Mark Tabb. Zondervan. 2017. ISBN 9780310351962. $24.99.
20 Champions Way: Football, Florida, and the Lost Soul 
of College Sports. [HC] Mike McIntire. Norton. 2017. 
ISBN 9780393292619. $26.95.

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