Reuben Ewing

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Reuben Ewing
Born: (1899-11-30)November 30, 1899
Odessa, Ukraine
Died: October 5, 1970(1970-10-05) (aged 70)
West Hartford, Connecticut
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 21, 1921, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
June 27, 1921, for the St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics
Games played 3
At bats 1
Hits 0

Reuben Ewing (born Reuben Cohen on November 30, 1899) was a Jewish Russian-American baseball player 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.

Professional career[edit]

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.