|Outfielder / Designated hitter|
April 9, 1949 |
|September 11, 1973, for the Chicago White Sox|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 1, 1978, for the Toronto Blue Jays|
|Runs batted in||47|
Ewing attended the University of Tennessee, where he was an All-American. Ewing had a collegiate batting average of .412, hitting a high of .464 in his junior year.. Ewing was drafted in the first round by the Montreal Expos (1969) and Chicago White Sox.
In Ewing's first major league game, he was struck out four straight times by Nolan Ryan, who struck out 17 with the Anaheim Angels. His final American League game was on October 1, 1978. Afterward he went to play in for the Nippon-Ham Fighters in Japan, where he batted .287, had moderate power and reasonable success.
Returning from Japan, Ewing joined his former AA team and, after the firing of his manager, he accepted the managing job offered by longtime owner Ray Johnstone. The following year he managed the Appleton Foxes (Midwest League) to a fourth-place finish. Released by management the following year, Ewing returned to university.
His educational background includes graduating from John Overton Comprehensive High School in 1966, a bachelor's degree from University of Tennessee. He got his master's degree in Exercise Physiology and worked on his doctorate in Sports Psychology and physiology at Michigan State University. He is now is a college educator in Topeka, Kansas, teaching Hospital Administration at University of Wisconsin at Stephens Point (online). He is also in management at McDonald's Inc. Ewing is married to the June Burks (Reeves) Ewing from Charlotte N.C., a Presbyterian minister.
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