Gregory Murrey, 60, Identified As Atlanta Braves’ Baseball Fan Who Died After Falling 50 Feet From Balcony During Game

A 60-year-old Atlanta Braves season ticket holder, Gregory Murrey, was identified as the man who died after falling 50 feet from a balcony while watching the Braves take on the New York Yankees on Saturday night. The man allegedly was leaning over the railing when he plummeted to the concrete stairway below.

As the Inquisitr previously reported, the Atlanta Braves were playing the New York Yankees when a fan, located on the upper deck, fell and landed on the stairway by the third row of Section 101 below. It was noted that this section of the field, located behind home plate, is near the area that the Braves’ wives and children sit during the game. The Braves’ family members were relocated to an enclosure at the park, where children could be seen crying.

Witnesses say that emergency crews immediately made their way to the tragic scene and began performing CPR on the dying Braves’ fan. It was noted that CPR was performed for approximately 10 minutes before the man was removed from the stadium on a stretcher. The Atlanta Braves later announced via Twitter that the fan had died from the injuries he sustained in the fall.

The identity of the fan who fell from the balcony was identified as an avid Braves’ fan. Gregory “Ace” Murrey loved the Braves, and was a season ticket holder for the last 23 years. The Braves say they are mourning the loss of an incredibly passionate fan and send their thoughts and prayers to his family.

In honor of Murrey, the Braves held a moment of silence during today’s game as they projected a photo of “Ace” onto the electronic screen.

Murray’s family says that they are mourning the loss of an “extraordinary man” who was a “husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend to many.”

“He dearly loved his family, Atlanta, and the Atlanta Braves. The night Greg passed away, he was doing one of his favorite things — watching the Braves. At this time, the family wishes for you to respect their privacy as they mourn the loss of such an extraordinarily wonderful man.”

One witness who spoke with ESPN says she was sitting near Murray when the tragedy unfolded. She noted that Greg was yelling at Alex Rodriguez as he went up to bat and then “all of a sudden,” the man flew over the railing.

“All of the sudden, he just flew right over the rail. I can’t even function right now.”