Ortiz the home run champ in Boston

Updated: July 11, 2011, 2:45 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

Editor's note: In celebration of Monday night's Home Run Derby (8 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN3), each of the ESPN local sites is selecting its city's top 10 sluggers and crowning its all-time home run king.

BOSTON -- It borders on sacrilege to argue that anyone but Ted Williams was the greatest home run hitter in Red Sox history. When Williams finished his career with 521 home runs in 1960, only two players had ever hit more, Babe Ruth and Jimmie Foxx, and five years away at war kept him from ...

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