Bob Ewing

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Birthday
24, 1873
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Jun 20, 1947 (74)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
24, 1873
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Jun 20, 1947 (74)

About

Right-handed pitcher who played for the Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies, and St. Louis Cardinals from 1902 to 1912.

Before Fame

He practiced pitching by throwing potatoes when he was a kid, and didn't start his career until he was 24; he made his MLB debut just a few days before his 29th birthday.

Trivia

He spent the bulk of his career with the Reds, and was posthumously inducted into their hall of fame on August 12, 2001.

Family Life

He married Nelle Hunter on November 5, 1905, while she was in the middle of a streak of attending 60 consecutive opening day games by the Reds.

Associated With

On April 11, 1907, on opening day, he pitched a complete game against Honus Wagner and the Pittsburgh Pirates.