Billy Sunday

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Billy Sunday

William Ashley "Billy" Sunday (November 19, 1862November 6, 1935) was an American athlete who, after being a popular outfielder in baseball's National League during the 1880s, became the most celebrated and influential American evangelist during the first two decades of the 20th century.


  • Going to church on Sunday does not make you a Christian any more than going into a garage makes you an automobile!
    • in Press, Radio, Television, Periodicals, Public Relations, and Advertising, As Seen through Institutes and Special Occasions of the Henry W. Grady School of Journalism (1967) edited by John Eldridge Drewry.
  • Going to church don’t make anybody a Christian Any more than taking a wheelbarrow into a garage make it an automobile.
  • I have no interest in a God who does not smite.
  • The saloon is a liar. It promises good cheer and sends sorrow.

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