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Atlanta Braves Pays Tribute To Fan Who Died At Game Against New York Yankees

Atlanta Braves Pays Tribute To Fan Who Died At Game Against New York Yankees

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Last Sunday, the Atlanta Braves flew the United States flag at half-staff in Turner Field after a fan died from falling 20 feet from the upper deck into the lower-level stands during a game against the New York Yankees on Saturday.

The victim was identified as Gregory K. Murrey, a 60-year-old resident of Alpharetta, Georgia, long time Atlanta Braves fan and season ticket holder of 23 years. Murrey was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Murrey was said to have plummeted down after (allegedly) booing New York Yankees’ controversial player Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez came on to the field.

The Braves have expressed their sympathy the family and said that they are “deeply saddened”. “Greg was a valued and longtime season-ticket holder and an incredibly passionate Braves fan,” the team said in a statement. “This tragic loss is felt throughout Braves Country, and the thoughts and prayers of the entire Braves organization continue to go out to his family and friends.”

A handful of EMTs gathered around to Murrey’s aid, tending to him for 6-7 minutes before being moved out to Grady Memorial, a local hospital. Murrey was said to have dropped where the families and friends of players are situated and that many of the audience members witnessed the fall. Braves President, John Schuerholz made grief counselors available to the players’ family and friends who saw the unfortunate event.

Before Sunday’s game, the Braves displayed a photo of Murrey on the video board and observed a moment of silence to one of their fallen fans.

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