When healthy, Hollocher was a first-rate shortstop. He took part in two triple plays and twice led the league in fielding average. The lefthanded hitter batted second and seldom struck out. He led the NL with 161 hits and 509 at-bats as a rookie in 1918, and his .340 in 1922 was the highest mark for a shortstop since Honus Wagner‘s .354 in 1908. He never fulfilled his great promise due to recurrent illness, and committed suicide at age 44.