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Robert Ewing "Long Bob" For Cincinhati Reds In 1906 Robert (Long Bob) Ewing, who was the ace of the Cincinnati Reds pitching staff in the early 19O0's, died last night at his home in Wap-akoneta, Wap-akoneta, Wap-akoneta, Ohio. He was 74 years old. Ewing, who was tagged "Long Bob" because of his towering build, broke into the major leagues with the Reds in 1906. He became known as one of the league's best spit-ball spit-ball spit-ball pitchers, using that pitch almost exclusively. Ewing pitched in the days when hurlers were not given three and four days rest between assignments. At that time a manager selected his ace pitcher for every contest he thought would be particularly tough, and Ewing often hurled for the Reds on consecutive days. Perhaps his most notable feat was striking out the first six. batters who faced him in an opening game at Redland Field against the Pitts-1 Pitts-1 Pitts-1 t Succumbs; Star Pitcher burgh Pirates. Among the six vic tims were such outstanding hitters as Honus Wagner, Fred Clark and Clarence Baumont. In 1910 Ewing was trated to Phil adelphia, where he remained until 1912 when he was sold to St. Louis. He droppe out of professional base ball after the 1912 season. Ewing got his start with Toledo in the American Association in 1897. He played in the New York State League for the following three years and then hurled in the Western Western League for five years until the Reds brought him up. After leaving baseball, Ewing settled down on a farm in New Hampshire, Ohio. He sold the farm several years ago and has been living in Wapakoneta since. From 1920 to 1924 he was Sheriff of Auglaize County. Ewing is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nell Ewing, and a son, Robert Ewing Jr., Wapakoneta. Services will be held at 3 p. m. Monday in New HamDShire. with burial In the New Hampshire Cemetery,

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  1. The Cincinnati Enquirer,
  2. 21 Jun 1947, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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