Yaz: ‘I Would Put Ortiz Ahead of Me’

Globe File

Has Big Papi eclipsed Yaz as the second-greatest Red Sox player of all time?

David Ortiz hit his 453rd career homer Monday night, moving him past Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski for 35th place on the all-time home run list.

Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy asked Yaz where Ortiz ranks on the Red Sox all-time list. Yastrzemski responded:

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“I would say as a hitter, I would say he’s next to Ted (Williams)...I would put him ahead of me...He had more power than I had.”

You can read Shaughnessy’s conversation with Yastrzemski, and his own take on each man’s legacy, in his Boston Globe column here.