CINCINNATI (AP) — Dr. Henry Heimlich presented Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier with a life-saving award on Tuesday before a game against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Frazier used the Heimlich maneuver on a choking restaurant customer during a series in Pittsburgh in late May. Heimlich, who moved to Cincinnati in the 1960s, went on the field and gave Frazier a certificate and a plaque for saving a life.
The 92-year-old Heimlich has an institute in Cincinnati.
Frazier and teammate Ryan Ludwick were eating dinner at a Pittsburgh restaurant when they noticed a customer choking. Frazier used the maneuver to dislodge a piece of meat from the man's throat. The next day, Frazier had two hits and drove in two runs in an 8-1 win over the Pirates.