Todd Frazier played real-life hero Monday. Tuesday, he went 2-for-4 with two RBI in the Reds' 8-1 win over the Pirates.
But what Frazier did Monday was getting more attention.
Frazier and teammate Ryan Ludwick were having a dinner at a downtown Pittsburgh restaurant when they saw a man choking.
Two women with the man were unsuccessfully trying to perform the Heimlich Maneuver.
"We're just eating there, talking," Frazier said. "I looked in the corner of my eye. I said, 'Ludwick, I think that guy's choking.' Next thing I know there's two ladies, one on each side, trying to pop it out. (Ludwick) said, 'Get over there.' I was the closest one.
"I ran over there and said, 'let me try it.' I tried it twice. It popped out. It was a monster piece. The guy was very thankful. The lady he was with was crying. It was surreal. I'd never done it before in my life."
Frazier doesn't know the man's name.
"Ludwick kept saying, 'Dude, you saved the guy's life,' " Frazier said. "It was weird. We just went back to eating. He went back to eating, too. I don't know if I could have."