D. Baxter the Bobcat
Presented by Cold Stone Creamery
D. 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 D-backs Nation and baseball fans everywhere through his crazy antics, and being the most fan friendly mascot in sports. In addition to his numerous game day 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. Over the course of the year you can find Baxter performing at over 400 appearances a year in addition to D-backs home games!
Be sure to catch Baxter at every D-backs home game at Chase Field this season where you can visit him each game during the 4th inning of at his Den, which is located in the 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.
MLB Debut: June 23, 2000
Weight: Over 200 pounds
Hat size: 22 3/8 - Thank You New Era for the Official Caps
Resides: Baxter's Den at Chase Field
Community Appearances Per Year: More than 300
Hobbies: Working on my T-shirt toss, practicing my Cumbia & Salsa dancing, meeting D-backs fans in the community, and always working on my "Fur Ball"
Friends: D-backs Organist Bobby Freeman, Gorilla, Big Red, Beto el Coyote, Howler, Sparky, Wilbur, Stryker, Scorch, Louie the Lumber Jack
Foes: Lou Seal (Giants), The Swinging Friar (Padres), Dinger (Rockies), rival NL West fans everywhere
Favorite Toy: Pivoting Sticker Brush (Gotta' keep the hair fresh)
Favorite Foods: Carne Asada, Fish Tacos, Pizza, Chips & Salsa and Apples with Peanut Butter on game days
Favorite Songs: D-backs Swing, Back in Black, La Vida es un Carnaval, Cat Scratch Fever
Favorite Books: The Cat in the Hat, "Hairy" Potter
Favorite TV Station: Animal Planet, Fox Sports AZ to watch the team when they are on the road, Telemundo, MLB Network, and Univision
Favorite Broadway Play: Cats
The Arizona Diamondbacks organization is closely monitoring the Coronavirus at this time and will undertake the precautions and best practices recommended by public health experts.
To ensure the safety of our community, players and staff, all upcoming in-person appearance requests with Baxter are unable to be fulfilled at this time.
Thank you for understanding and please check back for updates once in-person appearances are approved and deemed safe for all parties involved.