Akil Neomon Baddoo was born on August 16, 1998, to parents John and Akilah. His father is originally from Ghana and his mother is from Trinidad and Tobago.
He was educated and played varsity baseball at Salem High School in Conyers, Georgia. He is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball who made his MLB debut in 2021.
On April 6, Baddoo recorded his first career walk-off hit, a tenth-inning RBI single off of Twins closer Hansel Robles to give the Tigers a 4–3 victory.
He became the first Tiger with a walk-off hit within his first three major league games since Gabe Alvarez in 1998 and the first MLB player since at least 1900 with two homers, including a grand slam, and a walk-off hit in his first three career games.
On April 13, Baddoo recorded his fourth home run of the season. He became the first player in franchise history to post four homers and 10 RBIs within his first eight games, and the first major league player to do so since Kyle Lewis in 2019.
He also became the first Tigers player since Don Ross in 1931, and the sixth player in MLB history, to drive in a run in at least six of his first eight career games.