BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles paid tribute to The Capital Gazette shooting victims by placing five lilies at the press box seat reserved for the newspaper, and holding a moment of silence before their game Friday night against the Los Angeles Angels.

BALTIMORE, MD – JUNE 29: The photos of the five victims of the shooting at the Capital Gazette are shown on the scoreboard during a moment of silence before the start of a game between the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 29, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

BALTIMORE, MD – JUNE 29: Tim Beckham #1, Manny Machado #13, Jonathan Schoop #6, and Chris Davis #19 of the Baltimore Orioles stand during a moment of silence for the five victims of the shooting at the Capital Gazette before a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 29, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Long-time sports writer John McNamara was among five employees shot to death Thursday in Annapolis at the offices of the local newspaper.

McNamara was a sports writer for The Capital for decades before being shifted to community coverage. But his love was writing about sports, and he was always welcomed by the Orioles into the press box at Camden Yards

At his seat were the five lilies and the front page of Friday’s edition of the newspaper, which read, “5 shot dead at The Capital.”

Before asking the crowd to reflect in silence about “a senseless act of violence,” the Orioles displayed photos of each of the five victims. McNamara was singled out for his coverage of the team.

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