Everett Scott Essentials

Positions: Shortstop
Bats: R Throws: R
68 Weight: 148
Born: 11 19, 1892 in Bluffton, IN USA
Died: 11 2 1960 in Fort Wayne, IN USA
Debut: 4/14/1914
Last Game: 7/27/1926
Full Name: Lewis Everett Scott

Lewis Everett Scott (November 19, 1892 – November 2, 1960), nicknamed “Deacon”, was a shortstop in Major League Baseball who played for 12 seasons with the Boston Red Sox (1914–1921), New York Yankees (1922–1925), Washington Senators (1925), Chicago White Sox (1926) and Cincinnati Reds (1926). Scott batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Bluffton, Indiana.

Scott compiled a lifetime batting average of .249, hitting 20 home runs with 551 RBI in 1654 games and he 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.

Scott compiled a lifetime batting average of .249, hitting 20 home runs with 551 RBI in 1654 games.

Scott was a member of three Boston Red Sox World Series championship teams in 1915-16 and 1918), and also played with the New York Yankees in the 1922 and 1923 Series, winning in 1923.

Scott died in Fort Wayne, Indiana at age 67.