Sport: 1,308 Straight

The New York Yankees took a big, nerveless German boy away from Columbia University's football and baseball teams in 1923, farmed him out a year to Hartford. In the spring of 1925, Yankee Everett Scott was just finishing his world's record of 1,307 consecutive games played in major league baseball, while the slow-witted, ham-fisted young recruit sat on the Yankee bench. On June 1, 26 days after Scott had finished his run, Manager Miller Huggins sent the recruit into a game to pinch-hit against Washington. He failed. Next day, for no good reason, Huggins put the big boy at first...

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