Chicago man dies after falling over railing at Wrigley Field


A man has died one day after plunging over a Wrigley Field railing following the Chicago Cubs' MLB game against the Cincinnati Reds.

Richard E. Garrity, 42, fell from an undisclosed height and landed on his head while leaving the ballpark around 23:00 (local time) on Tuesday, causing head trauma.

Garrity was pronounced dead at 15:33 (local time) on Wednesday at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner's office. 

"Following yesterday's [Tuesday] game, a male fan was injured after a fall as he was exiting the ballpark," the Cubs said in a statement. "Paramedics responded immediately and transported him to a local hospital.

"We have since learned he passed away today [Wednesday] though we have no further information.

"The thoughts and prayers of our entire organization are with his family during this difficult time."

Garrity - a marketing manager with Heineken - attended the game as a work outing with colleagues and his wife, his father, Richard Garrity Sr., told the Chicago Tribune.

The incident occurred after World Series champions the Cubs defeated the Reds 9-5 -- a game which ended at 22:20 (local time).