William Ashley Sunday
(Parson or The Evangelist)
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 160 lb.
Born: November 19, 1862 in Ames, IA
Debut: May 22, 1883 (Age 20.184, 635th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1884 season [*]
Teams (by GP): PittsburghAlleghenys/WhiteStockings/Phillies 1883-1890
Last Game: October 4, 1890 (Age 27.319)
Died: November 6, 1935 in Chicago, IL
Buried: Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, IL
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News -- January 2013
- 1/25 The Baseball Continuum: Picture of the day: Old Baseball Cards were weird: Many old baseball cards were done back before cameras were all that good, especially in outdoor conditions. So instead, the action...
News -- June 2011
- 6/18 The Captain's Blog: Yanks Versus Cubs a Study in Contrast Since 1908: In the early days of the National League, the Chicago franchise was the class of the new circuit. Then called the White Stockings,...
News -- December 2010
- 12/22 The Captain's Blog: The Evangelical Outfielder: Billy Sunday’s Rise from the National League to the National Consciousness: (This is the second in a series on infamous or controversial historical figures who also had a notable association with baseball....