Getting a little relijin

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I ran across this picture at the Army Corps of Engineers Museum at the Shelbyvillle (IL) Dam which our family was visiting. I recognized the name Billy Sunday not so much from his evangelizing but from when he was he was a ballplayer during the 19th century.

The storyboard below the photo says:

Rev. Billy Sunday

Shown here with his mother, wife and children, Rev. Sunday was previously a professional baseball player before becoming an ordained minister in 1903. He conducted more than 300 revivals across the U.S., attracting audiences estimating at 100 million. Rev. Sunday was a frequent speaker at the Lithia Springs Chautauqua.

Billy Sunday was an average hitter but known as a speedster. And by some stories as a drunk before he kicked the habit and found God.

His story is quite interesting.

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