Who was Billy Sunday and what did he do?
Billy Sunday (1862-1935) began his career as a baseball player for the Chicago White Stockings, but later became one of the country’s best known evangelists. Between 1896 and 1935 he gave an estimated 20,000 sermons. Read more about it!
When and where did Billy Sunday die?
Billy Sunday, byname of William Ashley Sunday, (born Nov. 19, 1862/63, Ames, Iowa, U.S.—died Nov. 6, 1935, Chicago), American evangelist whose revivals and sermons reflected the emotional upheavals caused by transition from rural to industrial society in the United States.
How was Billy Sunday converted?
One night in 1887, after a game in Chicago, Sunday went drinking with his teammates. As they sat on the steps outside a saloon, he overhead a group of urban missionaries singing hymns. Sunday experienced a religious conversion. Within a few years, he quit drinking, married, and became an evangelical preacher.