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Bob Ewing

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George Lemuel Ewing
(Long Bob)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1½", Weight 170 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Long Bob Ewing won over 100 games for the Cincinnati Reds during the Dead ball era. Although the team was sometimes over .500, it could never beat out the stalwarts of the decade, which were the Pittsburgh Pirates, the New York Giants, and the Chicago Cubs. He is a nephew of Buck Ewing and John Ewing.

He had a rough major league debut for the Reds on April 19, 1902, as he walked 11 Chicago Orphans batters, including a record-tying 7 in the 4th innings. He stayed on to pitch a complete game, but lost, 9-5.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 15 Wins Seasons: 4 (1905, 1907, 1908 & 1910)
  • 20 Wins Seasons: 1 (1905)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 8 (1903-1910)
  • 300 Innings Pitched Seasons: 2 (1905 & 1907)

Further Reading[edit]

  • Mike Lackey: Spitballing: The Baseball Days of Long Bob Ewing, Orange Frazer Press, Wilmington, OH, 2013. ISBN 978-1939710-055

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