Honus Wagner's home is on Beechwood Aveneue in Carnegie, Pennsylvania. Hall of Fame baseball great Honus Wagner retired from the game in 1917 as the National League's all time hit leader with 3418 hits, a record which would last 45 years. The same year he retired he bult this house in Carnegie, the town where he was born in 1874. After his retirement as a player he continued to coach for his former team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, for 39 years, serving as their hitting instructor. He also operated a successful sporting goods store in downtown Pittsburgh which closed in 2011 after 93 years in business. In 1936 he was one of the first five players elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He is routinely listed on the list of greatest ball players of all time, and is still ranked one of the best shortstops to ever play the game. He lived in this house until his death on December 6, 1955.