Student Well-Being

H.S. Baseball Player Saves Collapsed Umpire by Performing CPR

By Bryan Toporek — June 10, 2015 1 min read

One high school baseball player had his work as a volunteer firefighter pay off in dividends during a game Monday evening.

Mike Brodzinski, who attends Academy Park High School in Sharon Hill, Pa., was on second base after just hitting a double when he noticed an umpire suddenly collapse behind home plate, according to Darby Fire Co. No. 1, where the 16-year-old volunteers:

Tonight while playing a baseball game in Folcroft Borough Darby Fire Co #1's member Mike Brodzinski was on 2nd base... Posted by Darby Fire Co. # 1 Station 04 on Monday, June 8, 2015

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.