Everett Scott

Scott led American League shortstops in fielding average for eight straight seasons (1916-23) and played 1,307 consecutive games, a streak record that Lou Gehrig would eventually demolish but that no other player ever matched. He took over in Boston in 1914, as the Tris Speaker-Joe Wood era was ending, and went to the Yankees eight years later as Roger Peckinpaugh‘s replacement. His iron-man effort was ended in May 1925 by lame knees that reduced his effectiveness.