Ewing played in 167 games for the Chicago White Sox and Toronto Blue Jays from 1973-1979. His first stint with the ChiSox did not last long, as he appeared in 11 games in 1973. He spent the next two seasons in the minors before returning to play in 19 games for the White Sox in 1976. Ewing was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1976 expansion draft and played in a career-high 97 games the following season. He hit .287 that year with four of his six career home runs, as well as 34 RBIs and 24 runs scored. Ewing’s success at the plate did not continue the following season as his average dropped to .179 in what would be his last year in the majors.
Ewing posted a career average of .255. His professional baseball journey continued in Japan where he played for the Nippon Ham Fighters in 1979. He returned to the minor leagues in 1980 which would be his last year playing professional baseball.
He notes Nolan Ryan as the toughest hitter he ever faced for good reason. Ewing struck out four times against Ryan in his first major league game.
Sam Ewing – career stats