Former Baseball Player and Big Ham Billy Sunday Rakes it in. Old Time Religion
Sunday opposed drinking and gambling...fair enough, but he made folks pay admission to hear him say it. Some 200 bucks a sermon, and he gave FOUR A DAY. That was 800 bucks a day when the average yearly salary of a worker was? 800 bucks. Sunday made more in one day than the rest of the country, and unlike real workers, his sweat was from dancing around on stage like a buffoon sent by god instead of good, honest work. Fortunately, soon radio was invented, and folks could choose their entertainment on their own. Sunday faded into the either leaving behind thousands of real photo postcards now worth squat.