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Phils, Dodgers mourn Green family death

Jan. 9, 2011 at 2:16 PM   |   Comments

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies Sunday sent condolences to the baseball-connected family of a 9-year-old victim of the Arizona shootings.

Christina-Taylor Green, who died in the Saturday slayings that killed six and wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., was the granddaughter of former major league manager and general manager Dallas Green and the daughter of Dodgers scout John Green.

Dallas Green, who managed the Phillies to a World Series title in 1980 and was later general manager of the Chicago Cubs, is currently an adviser to Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr.

"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," Phillies President David Montgomery said. "She was a talented young girl with a bright promising future. Her untimely death weighs heavily on our hearts."

"The entire Dodgers organization is mourning the death of John's daughter Christina, and will do everything we can to support John, his wife, Roxanna, and their son, Dallas, in the aftermath of this senseless tragedy," added Dodgers owner Frank McCourt.

"I spoke with John earlier today and expressed condolences on behalf of the entire Dodgers organization."

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