Reds 3B Frazier honored by Dr. Heimlich

Print
Email
|

Associated Press

Posted on June 26, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 26 at 9:02 PM

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.

Print
Email
|