Baseball fan dies after falling from upper deck at Turner Field

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ATLANTA – You’ve probably seen fans get all excited at baseball games and run onto the field.

Many eyes were on one fan who shocked the crowds during the Braves versus Yankees game Saturday night at Turner Field, but this guy wasn’t on the field.

Sadly, 60-year-old Gregory Murrey died after he fell head first over a railing of the upper deck, and slammed into a concrete walkway about 40 feet below.

“People were very concerned, you know? Everybody was looking in that direction. There was a big commotion for the most part,” said Braves fan, Ryan Schwartz.

The Atlanta Braves say Murrey was a season ticket holder and an incredibly passionate Braves fan.

It was the seventh inning when it all went down.  Reportedly, Murrey stood up to shout ‘boooos’ from the stands when Yankee Alex Rodriguez got up to bat.

That’s when somehow Murrey fell over the railing.  Atlanta Police don’t suspect foul play, and no one else was injured.

Paramedics rushed to treat him before taking him to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he died on arrival.

On Twitter, the Braves sent condolences to Murrey’s family and friends, and even paused for a moment of silence in his honor before their Sunday game.

The Braves lost against the Yankees in Saturday’s game, but for Murrey’s family, losing him is one hard hit.

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