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10 Famous Athletes Who Have Streets Named After Them

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Mariano Rivera was just immortalized in New York after having a street named after him. Rivera Avenue is now a part of NYC, and that's the way it should be. Rivera is a legendary figure and deserves to be one with the city that supported him throughout his MLB career.

But the famous closer isn't the only athlete to have a road named after him. Here are 10 more notable athlete streets:

1. Nolan Ryan Expressway - Arlington, TX

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1. Nolan Ryan Expressway - Arlington, TX

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There couldn't be a more appropriately named street in Texas than this. The Ryan Express spent 14 years playing baseball in the Lone Star State.

2. Robert Griffin III Boulevard - Copperas Cove, TX

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2. Robert Griffin III Boulevard - Copperas Cove, TX

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RG3's hometown didn't waste any time immortalizing the QB with a Blvd in his name.

3. Larry Bird Avenue - Terre Haute, IN

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3. Larry Bird Avenue - Terre Haute, IN

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Terre Haute is about two hours from Bird's hometown of French Lick, Indiana.

4. Wayne Gretzky Parkway - Brantford, Ontario, Canada

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4. Wayne Gretzky Parkway - Brantford, Ontario, Canada

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Gretzky is a national hero in Canada. There are many more things than just a street devoted to him.

5. Richard Petty Boulevard - Daytona Beach, FL

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5. Richard Petty Boulevard - Daytona Beach, FL

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When people think NASCAR history, they likely think Petty and Daytona. Perfect match.

6. Walter Payton Drive - Columbia, MS

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6. Walter Payton Drive - Columbia, MS

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The legendary Bears running back was born in Columbia, MS in 1954.

7. Dale Earnhardt Boulevard - Kannapolis, NC

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7. Dale Earnhardt Boulevard - Kannapolis, NC

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You can find Dale Sr. Blvd in North Carolina. You can find '3' bumper stickers just about anywhere.

8. Ray Lewis Way - Baltimore, MD

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8. Ray Lewis Way - Baltimore, MD

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The man that brought two Super Bowl titles to Baltimore definitely deserves his own street.

9. Jack Nicklaus Drive - North Palm Beach, FL

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9. Jack Nicklaus Drive - North Palm Beach, FL

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Here we have another hometown naming a street after its favorite son.

10. Babe Ruth Street - San Antonio, TX

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10. Babe Ruth Street - San Antonio, TX

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As for why Ruth has a street named after him in Texas? Not a clue.