Detroit Tigers tweet that Akil Baddoo jerseys are (kind of) for sale after his fourth homer

Technically they are just replica jerseys but we appreciate the effort

Akil Baddoo #60 of the Detroit Tigers rounds third and third base coach Chip Hale #18 after hitting a solo home run during the third inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on April 13, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Carmen Mandato, 2021 Getty Images)

DETROIT – Apparently once you hit four home runs, you become worthy of having a jersey for sale (kind of).

WATCH: Baddoo’s latest home run

At least, that was the rule for Akil Baddoo, who blasted home run No. 4 on Tuesday night against the Houston Astros. It’s just his eighth career game, and he’s already one of the biggest stories in the league.

Baddoo hit a home run on the first pitch of his career. No jersey for sale. He hit a grand slam in his second game. No jersey. Then, he hit a walk-off single. And an RBI triple. And a home run in the first game against Houston.

Still. No. Jersey.

But after his home run to tie the game Tuesday, the Detroit Tigers finally caved:

Okay, so technically these are just custom replica jerseys. Not exactly the same. But it’s the effort that counts in a pinch.

They apparently cost $150 and wouldn’t arrive until May -- but hey, the people asked, and atTigers aims to please.

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