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Faithful Heroes: Billy Sunday ⋆ Diana Leagh Matthews
Billy Sunday moved from professional baseball player to well known evangelist throughout his life. William “Billy” Ashley Sunday was born on November 19, 1862 in Story County, Iowa. His parents were German immigrants who changed their surname Sonntag to the anglicized Sunday. Billy’s father, William, was a bricklayer. Four months after Mary Jane Corey Sunday gave birth to her son, …