Doug Barlow was only with his new team for two days when he got his first save.
No, he is not a relief pitcher, he is a firefighter. And he didn't save a game, he saved a life.
Barlow, 26, told WPRI 12 News that he didn’t hesitate to sign up for the Rhode Island Men’s Senior Baseball League when his girlfriend’s father asked if he was interested.
Barlow was playing catcher during the practice game when teammate John Tedder raced around the bases and headed to the dugout.
“I caught the next pitch then heard a little bit of a commotion,” Barlow told 12 News.
Barlow said he looked over and saw Tedder lying on the ground. He immediately jumped into firefighter mode.
He didn’t feel a pulse, so Barlow started CPR.
Barlow estimated that he performed CPR on Tedder for nearly five minutes before paramedics arrived and rushed him to The Miriam Hospital.
Tedder has since made a full recovery.