O's to honor NYPD officer Moore with signed jersey

O's to honor NYPD officer Moore with signed jersey

NEW YORK -- The Orioles, who were at Citi Field on Tuesday for the first of six games in New York, planned to have a white home jersey signed to present to the family of NYPD officer Brian Moore, who was shot in Queens on Saturday and died on Monday.

Moore, 25, was a big Orioles fan, and when the Mets -- who honored Moore by wearing NYPD caps in warmups and using police officers to make the national anthem's color guard -- reached out to tell Baltimore that he had an affinity for the team, the O's acted quickly.

"When you listen to a lot of people talk about him, he was pretty special," manager Buck Showalter said of Moore. "It's going to be quite a loss."

The Orioles were also all out on the field for a pregame moment of silence in Moore's memory. His favorite player, Chris Davis, signed a baseball for the team before the game and went deep in the ninth inning of a 3-2 O's loss to the Mets.

Davis' solo homer

"I said a little prayer before the game after finding everything out," said Davis. "It's just kind of heavy on my heart. If I could do something to honor him, whether it was something to help us win or a bright spot, I'm glad I came through."

The flags at Citi Field flew at half-staff on Tuesday.

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.