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William Ashley “Billy” Sunday died this date, 11/6/1935 at Chicago.  Billy was orphaned during the uncivil war then became a professial ball player (1883 to 1891) playing major league baseball for Chicago, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.  He was converted to Christ (1886) at the Pacific Garden Mission, quit baseball and worked for the Chicago Y.M.C.A. He was ordained to the Presbyterian ministry (1903) and spent his last years as a fiery, conservative preacher, dramatic and unconventional.  He is said to have spoken to 100 million.  Billy was born 11/19/1862, Ames, Iowa.

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