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.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»July 29th, 1928: The Indians score eight in the first and nine in the 2nd in a 24-6 win over the Yankees at home. Johnny Hodapp of the Indians becomes the first AL player to get two hits in an inning twice in a game. He strokes 2 singles in both the 2nd and 6th innings of the game.
The Yankees' lead shrinks from 11 1/2 games to 6 in one week.