D-backs mascot Baxter celebrates birthday at 3TV

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Baxter and Javier Soto By Jennifer Thomas Baxter and Javier Soto By Jennifer Thomas

Baxter the Bobcat stopped by 3TV to mark his 12th birthday as mascot for the Arizona Diamondbacks. As part of his usual antics, Baxter had a special surprise for Good Morning Arizona's Javier Soto (watch video above).

Here are a few fun facts about Baxter:

Baxter made his debut on June 23, 2000

He is 6 feet tall and weighs more than 200 pounds

Hat size: 22 3/8

Resides at Baxter's Den at Chase Field

Career high-fives: 75,000 and counting

Makes more than 300 community appearances per year! That's more than Scott Pasmore!

Hobbies: Dancing on dugouts, playing catch, meeting fans

Friends: Gorilla, Big Red, Howler, Sparky, Scorch

Foes: Lou Seal (Giants), The Swinging Friar (Padres) and Dinger (Rockies)

Favorite books: The Cat in the Hat and "Hairy" Potter

Favorite TV station: Animal Planet

Favorite Broadway play: (Who knew he's even seen one!) "Cats," of course

Catch Baxter in action all season long at Chase Field.