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D. Baxter the Bobcat

D. Baxter's Bio

BaxterD. Baxter the Bobcat was unveiled to the world on June 23, 2000, at Chase Field. The idea for the mascot came from Brantley Bell, son of former second baseman Jay Bell, who explained to his dad that the team should have a "BOB" cat as a mascot since the team played in the BOB (Bank One Ballpark). Bell informed management about his son's idea and Baxter was born.

Today, Baxter has won over the crowd with his crazy antics, good looks and his infamous "fur" ball. In addition to his numerous gameday responsibilities, Baxter also serves as an ambassador for the D-backs organization, venturing off the field to visit hospitals, schools and other community events throughout the Valley and the state of Arizona.

During the 4th inning of every D-backs game Baxter spends time at his Den, which is located in the Phoenix Children's Hospital Sandlot on the Upper Concourse at Chase Field. There, Baxter signs autographs and poses for pictures with all of his adoring fans. When you're finished, you can go play on the slides, practice your baseball skills on Futures Field, or take batting practice in the batting cages all located right outside of Baxter's Den.

Read the exclusive one-on-one interview with Baxter »

D. Baxter's Stats
  • MLB Debut: June 23, 2000
  • Height: 6-feet
  • Weight: Over 200 pounds
  • Hat size: 22 3/8
  • Resides: Baxter's Den at Chase Field
  • Career High Fives: 75,000 and counting
  • Community Appearances Per Year: More than 300
  • Hobbies: Dancing on the dugouts, playing catch, meeting D-backs fans
    in the community
  • Friends: D-backs Organist Bobby Freeman, Gorilla, Big Red, Howler,
    Sparky, Scorch
  • Foes: Lou Seal (Giants), The Swinging Friar (Padres), Dinger (Rockies)
  • Favorite Foods: Pizza and fish
  • Favorite Songs: D-backs Swing, Back in Black, Cat Scratch Fever
  • Favorite Books: The Cat in the Hat, "Hairy" Potter
  • Favorite TV Station: Animal Planet
  • Favorite Broadway Play: Cats