The Courier-Mail

Spec­ta­tor dies in fall


AT­LANTA: A man died on Satur­day af­ter fall­ing 12m from an up­per deck at the At­lanta Braves’ ball­park, the Ma­jor League Base­ball team said.

The fall oc­curred in the top of the sev­enth in­ning of the New York Yan­kees’ 3-1 win over the Braves – as Yan­kees slug­ger Alex Ro­driguez was walk­ing to home plate to bat amid boos from Braves fans.

Fans in the lower sec­tion be­hind home plate, where the man landed, scat­tered and paramedics raced to treat him.

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the fall, but did not im­me­di­ately iden­tify the man.

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