ATLANTA – 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 Braves and Yankees. The victim was identified as Greg Murrey, 60, of Alpharetta, Ga.
The Braves displayed a photo of Murrey on the video board and observed a moment of silence before Sunday's game.
Lt. Charles Hampton of the Atlanta Police Department homicide unit said foul play is not suspected. He said no fans were hurt in the 200-level seats where the Murrey fell from section 401, landing close to an area where players' wives and families sit. The sellout crowd of 49,243 was the largest of the season at Turner Field.
Braves second baseman Jace Peterson said his girlfriend was close to the spot where Murrey fell.
"I heard some pretty graphic stuff," Peterson said. "It's not something I really want to get into."
Yankees catcher Brian McCann's mother, who is a nurse, was one of the first to assist Murrey following his fall.
This was the third fan death from a fall at Turner Field in eight seasons.