John Ewing (baseball)
June 1, 1863|
|Died: April 23, 1895
|June 18, 1883, for the St. Louis Browns|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 1, 1891, for the New York Giants|
|Earned run average||3.68|
|Career highlights and awards|
John Ewing (June 1, 1863 – April 23, 1895), nicknamed "Long John", was an American professional baseball player. He was a pitcher over four seasons (1888–1891) with the Louisville Colonels, New York Giants of the Players' League, and New York Giants of the National League. Prior to that he was an outfielder in 1883 and 1884. In six years in the major leagues, Ewing played in four different leagues (National League, Union Association, American Association, Players' League).
Ewing compiled a 53–63 career record in 129 appearances, with a 3.68 earned run average and 525 strikeouts. In 1891 he led the National League in ERA (a retroactive ranking; ERA was not tabulated in that era) while playing for New York.
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