ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The father of a 6-year-old girl who was among the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut will throw the ceremonial first pitch before the Texas Rangers' home opener.
Robbie Parker is a longtime Rangers fan who grew up in North Texas. The team said Friday that Parker will be accompanied by his wife and two daughters for the first-pitch ceremony April 5 before the game against the Los Angeles Angels
Parker's 6-year-old daughter, Emilie, was among 20 first-graders and six adults killed in the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14.
Robbie Parker took Emilie to several Rangers games in Arlington, Seattle and Boston.

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