Baseball Fan Killed in Fall From Upper Deck

Older man was in Atlanta watching Braves play Yankees
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 29, 2015 10:24 PM CDT
Baseball Fan Killed in Fall From Upper Deck
Fans look on as emergency medical personnel tend to the fan.   (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Tragedy in Atlanta tonight as a baseball fan fell from the upper deck during the Braves-Yankees game and was killed, reports 11 Alive. The man, believed to be in his 60s, fell from the 400 level about 40 feet and landed on concrete on the stadium's first level, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. It happened in the seventh inning as fans were booing Alex Rodriguez while he walked to the plate, and a witness thinks he knows what happened: “When they called A-Rod coming to bat, he got all excited, and his momentum took him over (the railing)," the man tells the newspaper. Police are investigating. (More New York Yankees stories.)

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