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Billy Sunday and his party photograph
Description: Photograph captioned "Rev. Billy Sunday and His Party. Upper row from left to right--Dr. L.K. Peacock, Mrs. William Asher, Miss Grace Saxe, Rev. William Asher, B.D. Ackley. Lower row--Fred Seibert, Miss Frances Miller, Billy Sunday, Miss Annie McLaren, Homer A. Rodeheaver, W.H. Collison." William "Billy" Sunday was born in Iowa in 1862. He was a major-league baseball player in the 1880s before becoming an itinerant evangelical preacher. He visited large cities, giving talks for young men on Christian living and Prohibition under the employment of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). He was an avid supporter of Prohibition and strongly in opposition to scientific advancement which he saw as disproving the Bible. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SC4316_001
Subjects: Ohio--Religion; Multicultural Ohio--Religion in Ohio; Baseball players; YMCA of the USA--History; Prohibition;
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)