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Dallas Green's granddaughter killed in shooting

The nine-year-old granddaughter of former Yankees and Mets manager Dallas Green was one of six killed in the attack on U.S. representative Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona on Saturday.

Christina-Taylor Green, daughter of Dodgers scout John Green, was a third grader and the lone female on her Little League baseball team. Interested in politics, the child was hoping meet Giffords when the shootings started.


Christina was born on Sept. 11, 2001 and was in the book "Faces of Hope,'' about children who were born on the day the World Trade Center was attacked.

``We lost a member of the Dodgers family,’’ owner Frank McCourt said in a statement. ``The entire Dodgers organization is mourning the death of John's daughter Christina, and will do everything we can to support John, his wife Roxana and their son Dallas in the aftermath of this senseless tragedy."

Dallas Green had also managed the Phillies. Philadelphia president David Montgomery said, ``The Phillies organization expresses our heartfelt condolences to Dallas and Sylvia and the entire Green family on the senseless, tragic loss of Christina's life. She was a talented young girl with a bright promising future. Her untimely death weighs heavily on our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the families affected by yesterday's horrific shooting."


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