Daughter of Dodgers scout killed in Tucson shooting
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The 9-year-old daughter of Dodgers scout John Green was among the six people killed in the Saturday shooting in which Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was critically injured.
Christina Taylor Green had just been elected to her elementary school student council and had attended Saturday’s meeting so she could meet Giffords.
‘She was a good speaker,’ John Green told the Arizona Star. ‘I could have easily seen her as a politician.’
She was the granddaughter of Dallas Green, who managed the Philadelphia Phillies to the 1980 World Series championship.
She was a second baseman on her Little League team -- the only girl on the team, according to the Star. She also enjoyed dance and gymnastics and loved animals.
Dodgers owner Frank McCourt issued the following statement on Saturday night:
‘We lost a member of the Dodgers family today. 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. I spoke with John earlier today and expressed condolences on behalf of the entire Dodgers organization.’
-- Bill Shaikin
Photo: Greg Segalini holds a photo of his niece, Christina Taylor Green, and his sister, Roxanna Green. Credit: Associated Press / Mark Henle -- Arizona Republic