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Rhode Island's Mt. Rushmore of Sports

Updated: February 2, 2009, 6:19 PM ET
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ESPN reviewed the submissions and discussions on your state/region's conversation page. The four figures on Rhode Island's Sports Rushmore are below:

Rocco Baldelli (Woonsocket) - A four-sport star at Bishop Hendricken High in Warwick, Baldelli won state championships in baseball, basketball and volleyball before going on to play Major League Baseball.

Ernie DiGregorio (North Providence, Providence) - He led Providence to the Final Four in 1973 then went on to become the NBA Rookie of the Year and assists leader in 1974.

Nap Lajoie (Woonsocket) - His .426 batting average in 1901 is the MLB modern-era record.

Dave Gavitt (Westerly) - Gavitt was the head basketball coach and athletic director at Providence and the first Big East commissioner.

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