Samuel James Ewing (born 9 April 1949) is a former baseball player for the Chicago White Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays. He batted left and threw right. Ewing played football, basketball, baseball and ran track at John Overton High School in Nashville, TN. Ewing competed in his senior year in the Tennessee State track meet in the 100 yard dash and the 220. Ewing also participated in the Connie Mack World series twice representing Post 5 of Nashville. Interestingly enough this team had 3 major leaguers on this team Mike Willis (Baltimore, Toronto), Sam Ewing (Chicago White Sox, Toronto Blue Jays and Wayne Garland (Baltimore, Cleveland)
Ewing attended the University of Tennessee, where he was an All-American. Ewing had a collegiate batting average of .412, hitting a high of .464 in his junior year. In 1970, Ewing was chosen to represent the USA in the World Amateur games in Columbia. The USA was beaten in extra games by Cuba. Ewing played left field in most games and was one on 7 players on that team playing in the major leagues. Ewing was drafted in the first round by the Montreal Expos (1969) and Chicago White Sox.