Johnny Hodapp was quick to sign with Boston in 1933, and reassured the Red Sox that his knees were fine. He was able to get 413 at-bats and put in a fairly full season for manager Marty McManus, mostly at second base. During spring training, Johnny and shortstop Mulleavy were praised for their work around the bag at second, and the Red Sox under new owner Tom Yawkey were hoping to crawl out of their accustomed cellar dwelling. Johnny did his part, leading the league in hitting as May closed ..

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