Reuben Ewing

Shortstop
TEAM: St. Louis Cardinals
Born: Nov. 30, 1899 - Oct. 5, 1970

Born Reuben Cohen in Odessa, Ukraine, the immigrant Jewish sports prodigy enjoyed a weeklong “cup of coffee” as a 21 year-old shortstop with the St. Louis Cardinals. His manager, the legendary Branch Rickey, inserted him into the lineup as a late-inning defensive replacement on June 21, 1921, and Ewing successfully handled his only chance in the field. He pinch ran four days later and finally earned his one and only major league plate appearance on June 27, 1921, when he struck in a pinch-hitting role. During his weeklong stint in the big leagues, he was teammates with Rogers Hornsby.

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