Mayor's Office Press Release

City of Houston Honors Astros Manager with "Dusty Baker Day" to Celebrate Historic Achievement

Dusty Baker Group Photo

May 4, 2022 -- On behalf of the City of Houston, Mayor Sylvester Turner today honored Astros Manager Dusty Baker on reaching a career milestone as a Major League Baseball manager.

Following the Astros' triumph over the Seattle Mariners Tuesday night, Baker became just the 12th Major League Baseball manager and first African-American Manager in MLB history to reach 2,000 career wins.

During a special ceremony before the Astros afternoon game at Minute Maid Park Wednesday, Mayor Turner presented Baker with a proclamation. He declared May 4 "Dusty Baker Day" in Houston, Texas.

"The city of Houston is proud of Dusty Baker's accomplishment. Tuesday, May 3, 2022, will remain a memorable day in MLB history, and the following day, on May 4, we celebrate Dusty citywide. He is a history maker and a trailblazer," said Mayor Turner.

Dusty Baker and Mayor Turner