Police investigating death of man who fell at Wrigley Field

Man dies after falling at Wrigley Field

In the statement, the Cubs noted that he fell upon exiting the ballpark around 11 p.m. while the game had previously concluded at approximately 10:20 p.m. on Tuesday evening.

According to the Death at the Ballpark blog, which compiles stadium accidents and incidents in which fans are hit by foul balls and flying bats, Garrity is the first fan to die because of an Major League Baseball ballpark fall since 2015, when a 60-year-old man at Turner Field in Atlanta fell headfirst from the upper deck into the seats behind home plate during a Braves-Yankees game. He was then taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital via a private ambulance, police said. Richard or Rick Garrity's friends and neighbors told ABC 7 off camera that he was a family man and was often seen out with his kids in his front yard in Wheaton.

Richard Garrity had been watching the Cubs play the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday. Friends said Garrity's family is heartbroken and mourning the loss of a father and son. However, his wife was not with him at the time of the fatal fall as she first attempted to call him after the game. Paramedics responded immediately and transported him to a local hospital.

However doctors were unable to save him and he died of his injuries the next day. The thoughts and prayers of our organization are with his family during this hard time. The family politely declined our request for any comment.

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