Baseball: Is Ian Happ Related To Ja Happ?
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 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.