CINCINNATI, OH - MAY 23: Todd Frazier #21 of the Cincinnati Reds celebrates after hitting a game winning home run in the 9th inning during against the Atlanta Braves at Great American Ball Park. The Reds won 2-1. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty…
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PITTSBURGH - Reds third baseman Todd Frazier has had quite the start to his rookie season.
Earlier this month he hit two home runs in front of family and friends in a win against the Mets in New York. Then he hit a walk-off home run to lift the Reds over the Atlanta Braves. He followed that with an amazing home run Sunday against Rockies in which the bat slipped out of his hands as he connected.
Frazier can now add hero to his list of accomplishments this season.
Frazier and teammate Ryan Ludwick were eating lunch in a downtown Pittsburgh restaurant Tuesday afternoon when a commotion a few tables down caught their eye.
"I was talking to him ( Ludwick) and I see out of the corner of my eye," Frazier told Mark Sheldon of MLB.com , who broke the story before game two of the series. "I said, 'I think that dude is choking over there.'"
In a tweet Frazier explained that the man, "was a little obese and there were two women side-by-side trying to give him the Heimlich."
According to Sheldon, Ludwick then yelled at Frazier to "get over there" because Frazier was apparently closer to the table.
Frazier said, "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 Reds rookie said it was a large piece of steak. "It was pretty fat piece too, it was pretty insane."
Frazier said the women seemed to been doing the the Heimlich Maneuver for a good 30 seconds when he stepped in.
According to Frazier the man picked up the lunch tab. "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."
The man who was saved was not identified nor was the restaurant.
Hours later Frazier drove in two runs to help the Reds beat the Pirates 8-1.
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