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November 30, 1899|
|Died: October 5, 1970
West Hartford, Connecticut
|June 21, 1921 for the St. Louis Cardinals|
Last MLB appearance
|June 27, 1921 for the St. Louis Cardinals|
Ewing (then Cohen) was born in Odessa, Ukraine to Jewish-Russian parents and emigrated with them to the United States in 1904. As a child he showed brilliant athletic talent, a foreshadow of his later achievement of making the major leagues. In order to avoid anti-semitism Cohen became "Ewing". He later attended Lebanon Valley College.
In 1921, Reuben received a contract with the St. Louis Cardinals. His short career featured no highlights and lasted only three games and spanned only seven days from June 21 to June 27, with Ewing at bat once. He was an outfielder Although in his amateur career he had at times played second base. He was not particularly proud of his Jewish roots.
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