Timeline

  • 1862

    Born in Ames, Iowa

    Born in Ames, Iowa
  • 1870

    Sent to Orphans Home in Glenwood

    Sent to Orphans Home in Glenwood
  • 1878

    Begins to play baseball in Marshalltown

    Begins to play baseball in Marshalltown
  • 1883

    Begins to play pro baseball with the Chicago White Stockings

    Begins to play pro baseball with the Chicago White Stockings
  • 1886

    Converted through the Pacific Garden Mission

    Converted through the Pacific Garden Mission
  • 1888

    Marries Helen Thompson

    Marries Helen Thompson

  • 1894

    Joins J. Wilber Chapman team

    Joins J. Wilber Chapman team
  • 1896

    First Evangelistic meeting in Garner, Iowa

    First Evangelistic meeting in Garner, Iowa
  • 1908

    Returns to preach in Marshalltown

    Returns to preach in Marshalltown
  • 1909

    Homer Rodeheaver joins team as music director

    Homer Rodeheaver joins team as music director
  • 1911

    Mrs. Sunday joins team to manage campaigns

    Mrs. Sunday joins team to manage campaigns
  • 1912

    Columbus, Ohio campaign

    Columbus, Ohio campaign
  • 1916

    Longest evangelistic meetings ever held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Longest evangelistic meetings ever held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1917

    Most converts ever won in New York City meetings

    Most converts ever won in New York City meetings
  • 1931

    Daughter Helen dies

    Daughter Helen dies
  • 1933

    Billy Sunday collapses while speaking in Des Moines, Iowa

    Billy Sunday collapses while speaking in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1935

    Billy Sunday dies in Chicago at brother in laws home

    Billy Sunday dies in Chicago at brother in laws home