Baseball: Is Ian Happ Related To Ja Happ? Family Links Explored

Ian Happ is an outfielder for Chicago Clubs
Ian Happ is an outfielder for Chicago Clubs( Source : cubbiescrib )

Ian Happ is an American Baseball Player who plays for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Besides the common surname, there is no relation between Ian and Ja Happ. 

Ian is also the Cubs player representative. He announced to launch of a campaign to unionize minor-league players after getting “overwhelming support” from its executive board Sunday.

After obtaining "overwhelming approval" from its executive board on Sunday, the MLB Players Association declared that it has begun a campaign to unionize minor league players.

The campaign, which began with a card mailed to minor-league players asking them to vote on choosing the MLBPA as their collective-bargaining representation, will take a while, and it is still in its early phases.

NameIan Happ
Born August 12, 1994
Birthplace Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
FatherKeith Happ
Mother Mary Beth Happ
SiblingsOne brother(Chris Happ)
MLB debut May 13, 2017, for the Chicago Cubs
Teams Chicago Cubs (2017–present)
Partner/FianceeJulie Mazur

No, Ian Happ and Ja Happ are not related. Despite their common surname and profession, there is no connecting link between them.

James(J.A.) is an American former professional baseball pitcher born to his father Jim Happ. He grew up with two older sisters and was born in Peru, Illinois.

On the other hand, Ian is a professional baseball outfielder born to his father, Keith Happ in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Ian was inspired by his father for advocating mental health awareness.
Ian was inspired by his father for advocating mental health awareness. ( Source : nbcsports )

Ian has a brother, named Chris Happ who is the Vice President of Business Development at Plaza Street Partners.

We don't think they have any blood relation. Moreover, the two have not addressed anything on this matter.

Ian's father, Keith fought brain cancer for 18 months and passed away in 2015. Keith's impact can clearly be heard in Ian's speech about his father.

One thing he left behind was his passion for golf. Ian was also motivated by him to advocate for mental health.

The Happs established the Happ Family Charitable Fund in 2018 to promote mental wellness and awareness through groups like First Tee Greater Chicago and Bring Change to Mind.

Ian Happ Is Engaged To His Wife Julie Mazur

Ian Happ and his long-term girlfriend Julie Mazur got engaged in May 2022. He announced the news on his Instagram with pictures from the proposal.

He captioned the picture, "The best is yet to come."

The baseball field is seeing the realization of that adage as well. Happ is hitting a career-high despite the Cubs having a 9-13 record. 303 with 11 RBIs and two home homers.

Ian Happ attending the red carpet with his fiancee Julie.
Ian Happ attending the red carpet with his fiancee Julie. ( Source : instagram )

He did have to postpone one of his other appearances, even though the engagement news coincides with a Cubs off day.

We'll watch to see if Happ can someday acquire a World Series ring to match his soon-to-arrive wedding band.

Although the 27-year-old also keeps his dating life off of Instagram, he felt compelled to commemorate the happy occasion.

His fans including us couldn't wait for the wedding date to be announced.

Ian Happ's Net Worth In 2022

Ian Happ has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million as of 2022. Ian Happ agreed to a one-year, $6,850,000 contract with the Chicago Cubs, with a $6,850,000 guaranteed minimum salary.

Happ's total payment in 2022 will be $6,850,000, including a base salary of $6,850,000.

Ian currently plays Left Field for the Chicago Cubs in the senior baseball league in the United States, Major League Baseball.

Year Net Worth 
2022 $6,850,000
2021 $4,100,000
2020 $231,111
2019  $214,170

He attended the University of Cincinnati where he played college baseball for the Cincinnati Bearcats baseball team. Happ was chosen by the Cubs in the first round of the 2015 MLB Draft, and he debuted in the Major Leagues in 2017.

Happ became the 50th Bearcat to be selected in Cincinnati history. 

Ian Happ plays Outfielder for Chicago Clubs
Ian Happ plays Outfielder for Chicago Clubs ( Source : instagram )

Happ made his major league debut with the Class A-Short Season Northwest League's Eugene Emeralds after signing with the Cubs. 

He started the 2017 campaign with the Class AAA Iowa Cubs of the Pacific Coast League. On May 13, 2017, the Cubs elevated Happ to the major leagues.

Last Friday night in Milwaukee, Ian gave the Cubs the series-opening victory over the Brewers. Happ accomplished MLB history with the Cubs' 4-3 victory in 10 innings of play.

The Cubs only managed two hits on Friday night thanks to two two-run home runs from Happ.

The only player in the modern period to hit two multi-run home runs for his team's sole two hits in a game is Happ, according to STATS.

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