As Cleveland's starting second baseman, Hodapp hit .300 four straight seasons, climaxing
with .354 in 1930, when he led the AL in hits (225) and doubles (51), batted in 121
runs and scored 111. He also topped AL IL
second basemen in putouts. A knee
injury the next season hampered him on both offense and defense, shattered his confidence,
and finally ended his career.