1862 – 1935, Billy Sunday was born in Iowa. He was a popular baseball player at the time of his conversion in the late 1880’s. In 1891 Billy Sunday gave up professional baseball in order to minister the gospel. With a humble beginning at the YMCA, Billy Sunday eventually became America’s most popular evangelist, holding huge evangelistic campaigns all across the United States. His pointed one-liners still charm and influence God-fearing people today.