Jan. 8 victims, families honored at All-Star Game
Victims of the Jan. 8 shooting that claimed six lives were honored at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game on Tuesday.
The name of those who were killed were listed on the scoreboard screen at Chase Field in Phoenix, as the crowd observed a moment of silence.
The family of nine-year-old Christina-Taylor Green, one of those shot to death, delivered the line-up cards. Green was the daughter of Los Angeles Dodgers scout John Green and the granddaughter of former Phillies, Mets and Yankees manager Dallas Green.
Presenting the colors before the game was an honor guard of Oro Valley police and Golder Ranch Fire District firefighters.
Taking the mound to throw out the first pitch was Daniel Hernandez, Jr., the intern who helped save the life of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
Joining Hernandez, 21, to toss the ceremonial pitch at the Major League Baseball exhibition was 85-year-old baseball legend, Joe Garagiola, Sr.
After the game, Hernandez said on Twitter and Facebook that he would donate the first-pitch ball to raise money for the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation.
Hernandez is credited with helping save Giffords' life after she was shot in what authorities charge was an assassination attempt at a meet-and-greet with constitutents. 13 were wounded in the attack, including the congresswoman.
Survivors and relatives of those shot watched the game from behind the National League dugout along the third-base line.