Luke Appling, SS
Career: 1930-50, White Sox
Fun fact: Hit .300 nine straight years, including .388 in 1936 to win his first of two batting titles
The man called "Old Aches and Pains" was famous for complaining, but that act rarely seemed to keep him off the field. He finished as baseball's all-time leader in games and double plays at shortstop (since broken).
Appling's remarkable bat control gave him another skill -- the ability to seemingly foul off pitches at will. Legend has it he once fouled off 10 pitches just to provide souvenirs.