1905 Chicago Daily News photo negative of Photo of Bob Ewing, Cincinnati Reds player, pitching prior to Cubs game to be played at West Side Grounds located between West Polk St, South Wolcott, West Taylor & South Wood Streets courtesy of Chicago Historical Society
Nicknamed ‘Long Bob’ because lanky 6 foot 1 ½ inch 170-pound frame, he was one of the leading pitchers of the turn of the new century, 1900s. Bob Ewing was an instant success for the Cincinnati Reds and was one of the National League’s workhorses. He won over 10 games 8 consecutive years, 1903-1910, and worked over 200 innings eight straight seasons, 1903-1910, including 4 years of over 245 innings pitched, and two additional seasons of over 300 innings, 312 in 1905 and 332.2 in 1907.
Bob Ewing, a right-hander, led the Cincinnati Reds in wins 3 times, in earned run average three times, in innings 3 times and in lowest on-base-pct 4 times. In 1905 he compiled a strong 20-11 record, with a 2.51 ERA, completed 30 of 34 starts, and yielded less than a hit-an-inning, 284 hits in 312 innings.
In January of 1910 Bob Ewing was traded, much to the disliking of Cincinnati fans, to the Philadelphia Phillies and there he fashioned a 16-14 record, second most wins on the Phillies teams. Baseball History