Rogers Hornsby's home is on West Thorndale Avenue in Chicago. The baseball great lived in this six unit apartment building he bought in 1948 with his girlfriend Bernadette Harris. The couple lived here, in the first floor unit, until 1953, when Bernadette committed suicide by jumping out of her third floor room at the Fleetwood Hotel. Hornsby had just been made manager of the Cincinnati Reds and was out of town in St. Louis for a Labor Day double header when he heard the news. He subsequently sold the apartment and moved into a new room at the Edgewater Beach Hotel.