Astros fan from Spring celebrates 95th birthday with favorite team

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Naomi Mitchell says there’s nowhere else she’d rather celebrate her 95th birthday.

“That was great. I’m very honored,” Mitchell said during an interview with ABC13.

The longtime Astros fan from Spring has been attending games since the Colt 45s were Houston’s baseball team. Mitchell’s family took her to Minute Maid Park on Saturday to celebrate her 95th birthday.

As the family watched the Astros practice batting before the game against the Rangers, manager Dusty Baker, who lost his beloved mother in January at the age of 91, came to greet Mitchell and sign her birthday card.

“Go for 100 and move on,” Baker told Mitchell, before complimenting her “still pretty” hair.

“Today I think I can make it to 100,” Mitchell admitted. “God has blessed me so much with my health. I have to use a walker, but my health is very, very good. I don’t know why I can’t make it to 100.”

Mitchell’s daughter, Gailyn Sanderson, says the experience “charged” her dear mother, including a personal shout-out from Hall of Famer Craig Biggio.

“Everyone throughout the staff has been so nice to Mom,” Sanderson said.

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