Moment of silence held, flag at half-staff after fan dies in fall
The U.S. flag flew at half-staff at Turner Field on Sunday, one day after a fan died following his fall from the upper deck into the lower-level stands during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees.
Mary Beth Hauptle, an investigator with the Fulton County Medical Examiner, identified the victim as Gregory K. Murrey, 60, of Alpharetta, Georgia. Murrey was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital.
The Braves said Sunday they are "deeply saddened" by Murrey’s death. In a statement, the team called him "a valued and longtime season-ticket holder and an incredibly passionate Braves fan."
The Braves displayed a photo of Murrey on the videoboard and observed a moment of silence before Sunday’s game.
The fall in the seventh inning immediately followed the introduction of Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez as a pinch hitter.