The fall occurred in the top of the seventh inning, as the Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez was walking to the plate amid a chorus of boos.
Stadium medical personnel treated him for about 10 minutes, applying CPR. They said he is believed to be in his early 60s.
“The Atlanta Braves are deeply saddened by the loss of Greg Murrey at last night’s game”, the Major League Baseball team said in a statement following Saturday’s incident.
The man has been identified as Gregory Murrey of Alpharetta, an Atlanta suburb.
The man fell from section and landed close to a 200- level area where the player’s lives and families sit to watch the game.
The shortstop for the Yankees, Didi Gregorius, reportedly saw the event from his position on second base at the time. “Huge condolences go out to that family”, he said.
Numerous Yankees players’ first inclination that something was wrong was the trembling of the protective net behind home plate; Espada saw the man strike one of the netting’s anchor wires on the way down.
Major League Baseball said it had been in contact with the Braves and was monitoring the situation.
The man is the third to have died in a Turner Field fall since 2008.
According to an ESPN report, moving ahead with plans to build a new stadium aren’t being addressed at this exact moment. However, he did not speak directly about fans falling from the seating areas.
“Right now preliminary investigation reveals there is no type of foul play but we need to wait until the medical examiner rules on the cause of death”, said Atlanta police lieutenant Charles Hampton, the department’s homicide commander.
In just his second loss in 14 home starts, Teheran (9-7) was charged with nine hits, eight runs (tied for his season high) and three walks with four strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings.
Fans described Murrey falling hard on his head from at least 50 feet.
That same year, a man trying to slide down a railing at Coors Field at a Colorado Rockies game fell and died. His children had already left the park before the seventh inning, but the young son of Braves outfielder Cameron Maybin was reportedly crying.
In the bottom of the third the Braves would cut into the Yankees lead when Freddie Freeman singled home Nick Markakis to make it 7-1. A 26-inch rail at the bottom of a section of upper-level seats would not reach the waistline of a fan over 6 feet tall. Schuerholz said fan safety is always a priority.
A police spokeswoman confirmed the fan fell. You never want to hear something like that. “Not only the family of the gentleman, but others who witnessed it, experienced it.”…
Braves: RHP Mike Foltynewicz will start the opening game of a home series against the Marlins. “We’re all in the dugout paying more attention to that than we were the game when it first happened”.