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Dallas Green's Granddaughter Killed During Arizona Shooting

By Minara El-Rahman on January 13, 2011 5:51 AM

Dallas Green, former manager of the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees, suffered a more personal loss then he ever did on the baseball diamond in the Arizona shooting. 

Dallas Green's 9-year-old granddaughter, Christina Taylor-Green was among the victims killed in the Arizona shooting, according to ESPN. Devastated by the loss, he flew out to Arizona with his wife to be with his family on Sunday.

"I can't believe my princess is gone," Green told Phillies' general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Baseball seems to run in the family. Christina's father, John Green is a scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to the Washington Post. John Green and his wife Sylvia released a statement:

"This is such a tough time for Sylvia and I and for John and Roxanna and little Dallas. We thank everybody from the bottom of our hearts for their friendship, thoughts and prayers, especially the Phillies and our extended family in baseball."

In honor of the victims, football fans had a moment of silence during Monday night's Tostitos BCS National Championship Game between Auburn and Oregon in Glendale, Ariz.

Christina Taylor-Green, a young budding politician, was recently elected to her student council. She also honored her family's baseball roots by being the only girl on her Little League baseball team, playing second base.

Her mother told CNN: "She was a great friend, a great sister, a great daughter. We're so proud of her and I just want everyone to know ... that we got robbed, she got robbed, of a beautiful life that she could have had."

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