Over the next twelve years he preached throughout Iowa and Illinois on what he referred to as the kerosene circuit.
He often used his reputation as a baseball player to advertise his meetings or organize baseball games between local businesses. As his audience grew, he pitched rented canvas tents to hold the crowds. After his tent was destroyed in an October snow storm, he began to demand that towns build a wooden structure for him.
This was often expensive for the towns, but Billy Sunday was able to build a rapport with the towns by participating in the process.
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By , the crusades had grown to a paid staff of twenty-six including musicians, custodians and advance men. Homer Rodeheaver, a famed song leader and music director, became his musical counterpart. Billy Sunday was a preacher who preached hell and damnation sermons.
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Sometimes he even smashed chairs to emphasize his points. His sermon notes had to be printed in large letters so that he could catch a glimpse of them as he raced by the pulpit. In , their only daughter died and the next year their oldest son, George, committed suicide. In early , he had a mild heart attack.
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In , Sunday attended the World Series. He died two months later on November 6, His wife, Nell, lived another twenty years before her death on February 20, She outlived all four of their children. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Billy Sunday in his baseball uniform. Billy Sunday.
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