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William Ashley “Billy” Sunday died 11/6/1935 at Chicago.  He was orphaned during the Civil War (born 11/19/1862), played major league baseball at Chicago, Pittsburgh & Philadelphia (1883-1891), was converted to Christ (1886) at the Pacific Garden Mission.  He worked for the Chicago Y.M.C.A. 1891-1893.

In 1903 he was ordained by the Presbyterians and spent his remaining years as an evangelist.  “Fiery” “conservative” “dramatic” and “unconventional” are words used to describe his preaching.  It is believed that more than 100 million heard him and some 300,000 became Christians.

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