SAN FRANCISCO — Willie Ross, the father of two major league starting pitchers, made a critical save at a game in San Francisco on Saturday.
During a game between the Giants and the Washington Nationals, Ross, the father of professional pitchers Joe and Tyson Ross, performed the Heimlich technique on a choking fan, dislodging chunks of a hot dog to clear the woman’s airways.
Ross is a Stanford Hospital physician. He was to the park to see Joe Ross, who plays for Washington. The Texas Rangers’ Tyson Ross is a right-handed pitcher.
Willie Ross, who was sitting in a lower box and wearing a red Nationals cap, saw the female fan coughing while watching the game. Ross rushed over to check on the fan, who was unable to speak, using his ER medicine skills.
“I noticed her having some difficulty, and I noticed her partner assisting her. “I was keeping an eye on her to make sure she was okay,” Ross explained. “She made a motion as if she was OK, so I walked over to see if she was well, but she couldn’t speak. She was in desperate need of assistance. Because everyone was so concentrated on the game, I don’t think many people realized what was going on.”
With three strong thrusts on the woman’s stomach, Ross helped release the food that had been stuck in her throat and was applauded by admirers around.
The woman was able to stay for the rest of the game when police and paramedics arrived to check on her. The fan had recently retired as a nurse.
“I’ve seen a lot of things. “This was low on the totem pole in the larger scheme of things,” Ross remarked. “She was appreciative, but she was also a bit embarrassed since she is a nurse,” says the narrator. She is accustomed to giving rather than receiving.”
Willie Ross has had to utilize his medical skills in a baseball stadium before. He had previously detected a woman suffering from a stroke in a local field in the Bay Area and advised her family to dial 911.
Martinez stated, “Joe should be extremely proud of him.”