The Woonsocket Rocket: Visiting Rocco Baldelli’s hometown

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Woonsocket, Rhode Island is a city of 41,000 people in the smallest state in the nation. It’s also the home of the "Woonsocket Rocket", Rocco Baldelli.

Click the video box on this page to see Joe Schmit’s story as it aired on KSTP-TV

The Twins manager has a lot of fans back in his hometown and KSTP sports director Joe Schmit traveled to Rhode Island to meet Baldelli’s coaches, teachers, friends and family.

Click this link to see the follow-up story: A career cut short: The illness Rocco Baldelli battles