Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier is having a season to remember both on and off the diamond. On the diamond, he has been able to accomplish the feat of hitting a home run without actually holding onto the bat. And off the diamond he has been able to accomplish the feat of saving a choking man’s life.
We’ll explain that last one.
Monday night, Frazier and his teammate Ryan Ludwick were in a Pittsburgh restaurant having dinner when a man begins to choke. Frazier and Ludwick notice what’s happening and before the man knew it, Ludwick was giving the man the Heimlich.
“I was talking to him and I see it out of the corner of my eye,” Frazier explained. “I said ‘I think that dude is choking over there.’ He was a little obese and there were two women side-by-side trying to give him the Heimlich. [Ludwick] said get over there because I was the closest one. So I went over there and was yelling at them to get out of the way. They did and I gave two pumps and it came out.”
The man had eaten a very large bite of steak, apparently.
“It was a big fat piece too, it was pretty insane,” Frazier said. “It was a good 30 seconds they were trying at least.
“He paid for our lunch, which he didn’t have to do and said thanks a couple of times. It was pretty surreal. I have never done that before.”
Well done, Todd. Well done indeed.