Phoebe honors Albany sports legends with street names
Nancy Lopez and Ray Knight now have streets named in their honor.
Thursday afternoon Phoebe Putney President Joel Wernick made the dedication before a crowd.
Lopez is a Hall of Fame professional golfer who has earned numerous accolades throughout her multi-year career.
"You really don't think about winning awards anymore because you really don't win them, but honors like this will stand for a long time and they'll be everlasting even when you're gone. So I think it's even more special," said Nancy Lopez.
Ray Knight is a two-time Major League Baseball All-Star for 1980 and 1982.
"I don't feel special but today I feel special and it's a great honor to look up and see your name on a sign," said Ray Knight.
The streets named in their honor are called Nancy Lopez Lane and Ray Knight Way. The streets run alongside the Phoebe Putney outpatient facility near Meredyth Drive.
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