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HALBERSTAMPEDE In October 2001, famous old-time Red Soxers Dom DiMaggio and Johnny Pesky journeyed to see a dying Ted Williams. That trip -- and the lifelong friendship of Williams, DiMaggio, Pesky, and Bobby Doerr -- is the subject of David Halberstam's The Teammates, which takes a trip of its own this week, all the way to No. 8 on the best-seller chart.

FICTION WEEKS ON LIST

1 THE DA VINCI CODE Dan Brown, Doubleday, $24.95 10 2 NAKED PREY John Sandford, Putnam, $26.95 2 3 THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Lauren Weisberger, Doubleday, $21.95 6 4 THE SINISTER PIG Tony Hillerman, HarperCollins, $25.95 3 5 THE GUARDIAN Nicholas Sparks, Warner, $24.95 7 6 THE LOVELY BONES Alice Sebold, Little, Brown, $21.95 47 7 THE SECOND TIME AROUND Mary Higgins Clark, Simon & Schuster, $26 6 8 A COLD HEART Jonathan Kellerman, Ballantine, $26.95 4 9 NO SECOND CHANCE Harlan Coben, Dutton, $24.95 4 10 EXECUTIVE POWER Vince Flynn, Atria, $25 3

NONFICTION WEEKS ON LIST

1 THE SOUTH BEACH DIET Arthur Agatston, M.D., Rodale, $24.95 7 2 AN UNFINISHED LIFE: JOHN F. KENNEDY, 1917-1963 Robert Dallek, Little, Brown, $30 2 3 ATKINS FOR LIFE Robert C. Atkins, M.D., St. Martin's, $24.95 18 4 LEAP OF FAITH: MEMOIRS OF AN UNEXPECTED LIFE Queen Noor, Miramax, $25.95 10 5 THE PURPOSE-DRIVEN LIFE Rick Warren, Zondervan, $19.99 17 6 A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING Bill Bryson, Broadway, $27.50 3 7 WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MY LIFE? Po Bronson, Random House, $24.95 20 8 THE TEAMMATES David Halberstam, Hyperion, $22.95 1 9 DERELICTION OF DUTY Robert Patterson, Regnery, $27.95 9 10 A PATRIOT'S HANDBOOK: SONGS, POEMS, STORIES, AND SPEECHES CELEBRATING THE LAND WE LOVE Edited by Caroline Kennedy, Hyperion, $27.95 3

SOURCE: PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Originally posted Jun 13, 2003 Published in issue #714 Jun 13, 2003 Order article reprints