CINCINNATI - One Reds player was celebrated for an individual honor outside of baseball before Wednesday's game.
Reds third baseman Todd Frazier was given an award of appreciation by Dr. Henry Heimlich for using the Heimlich Maneuver to save someone's life.
The incident occurred on May 28 in a in a Pittsburgh steakhouse while Frazier and teammate Ryan Ludwick were eating before a game against the Pirates. Another restaurant patron started choking, and Frazier applied the Heimlich Maneuver to help clear the man's airway.
Dr. Heimlich is proud that so many lives have been saved using his technique.
He said, "I think he's a very good example of what is happening and can happen further around the world. Everybody is learning the Heimlich Maneuver. That means they don't know when they're going to run into someone who is choking to death that they can save."
Furthering his reputation as a nice guy, Frazier autographed a sign that read 'Congratulations Todd' for a fan.
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