Like everyone else, the baseball community is also in mourning following the tragedy in Arizona yesterday.
The 9-year-old girl who was killed in the shooting was the granddaughter of Phillies senior advisor and former manager Dallas Green, according to the Arizona Star.
Christina-Taylor Green, born on Sept. 11, 2001, died while trying to meet Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords at an appearance at a supermarket in Tucson. She attended with a neighbor, who was shot four times and was recovering from surgery last night.
According to the Star, the third-grader "already told her parents she wanted to attend Penn State one day and have a career that involved helping those less fortunate than her. She also loved animals and was a passionate dancer who loved ballet, hip-hop, jazz and gymnastics and was the only girl on her Canyon del Oro Little League baseball team, "The Pirates." She played second base."
Phillies President David Montgomery issued the following statement on behalf of the organization:
"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."
Her father, John, is a scout for the Dodgers.
"We lost a member of the Dodgers family today," 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. I spoke with John earlier today and expressed condolences on behalf of the entire Dodgers organization."
Christina-Taylor also had an 11-year-old brother Dallas, named for their grandfather.