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Billy Sunday


Cap Anson says: "William A. Sunday, or "Billy," as we all called him in those days, was born in Ames, Iowa, and was as good a boy as ever lived, being conscientious in a marked degree, hardworking, good-natured and obliging. At the time that I first ran across him he was driving an undertaker's wagon in Marshalltown, though it was not because of his skill in handling the ribbons that he attracted my attention. There was a fireman's tournament going on at the time of my visit, in which Sunday was taking part, and it was the speed that he showed on that occasion that opened my eyes to his possibilities in the base-ball playing line. He was, in my opinion, the fastest man afterwards on his feet in the profession, and one who could run the bases like a scared deer."


Birth Date: November 19, 1862
Birth Location: Ames, IA
Death Date: November 6, 1935
Death Location: Chicago IL, USA
Weight: 160 lb
Height: 5 ft 10 in
Bats: L
Throws: R
Debut Date: May 22, 1883
Final Game Date: October 4, 1890
Years Played: 9
Games Played: 499
At Bats: 2
Runs: 339
Hits: 498
Doubles: 55
Triples: 24
Home Runs: 12
RBIs: 170
Stolen Bases: 246
Base on Balls: 134
Batting Average: 0.248
Position: Right Fielder

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