Sam Ewing

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Sam Ewing
Outfielder / Designated hitter
Born: (1949-04-09) April 9, 1949 (age 75)
Lewisburg, Tennessee
Batted: left Threw: right
MLB debut
September 11, 1973, for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 1978, for the Toronto Blue Jays
MLB statistics
Batting average .255
Home runs 6
Runs batted in 47

Samuel James Ewing (born 9 April, 1949) is a former baseball player for the Chicago White Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays. He batted left and threw right.

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.[1] 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 McDonalds Inc. Ewing is married to the June Burks (Reeves) Ewing from Charlotte N.C., a Presbyterian minister.


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