J. A. Happ - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 18, 2022

J. A. Happ
Nick Name: Happer
Profession: Baseball player
Best Known For: New York Yankees (baseball team)
Salary: $10 million
Net Worth: $6 million

Personal Details

Born on : October 19, 1982 (age 41)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
James Anthony Happ
Birth Place: Peru, Illinois, USA
Horoscope: Libra
Father's Name: Jim Happ
Mother's Name: Sue Happ
Siblings: 2

Heather Happ (older sister)
older sister

High School: St. Bede Academy
University: Northwestern University
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: November 1, 2014
Wife's Name: Morgan Cawley
Children: 2

J.J. Happ Jr. (son)
Bella Happ (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.98 meter (6 feet 6 inch)
Weight: 92 kg (202.83 lb)
Hair Color: Bald
Eye Color: Green
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is J. A. Happ?

J. A. Happ is a baseball player by profession and American by nationality. He is a pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB) and has played for Philadelphia Phillies, Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays, Seattle Mariners, and Pittsburgh Pirates.

J. A. Happ plays for New York Yankees (Getty Images)

J. A. Happ – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings

J. A. Happ’s birth took place on October 19, 1982, in Peru, Illinois, USA. He was born James Anthony Happ to his mother Sue Happ and his father Jim Happ. He is not the only child of his parents and has two older siblings- both sisters and one of his sisters is named Heather Happ.

Education, Ethnicity

For education, he attended St. Bede Academy and graduated in 2001. He then enrolled at Northwestern University, where he majored in history.

His ethnicity is Caucasian.

J. A. Happ – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

J. A. Happ married his longtime girlfriend Morgan Cawley on November 1, 2014, in La Salle, Illinois. He and Cawley are high school sweethearts.

Happ and his wife have welcomed two children together- daughter Bella Happ, who was born in the fall of 2017, and son J.J. Happ Jr., who was born in 2016. The couple is happily raising their two children without rumors of extra-marital affairs or divorce.

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J. A. Happ, Morgan Cawley, J.J. Happ in July 2018 (Twitter)

J. A. Happ – Career

School Games

J. A. Happ was a  four-year letter-winner in baseball and basketball in his high school days. He was even named Bureau CountyAthlete of the Year during his senior season.

While at University, he played for Northwestern Wildcats and was named to the All-Big Ten Conference First Team.

Profession Career

In the 2004 Major League Baseball (MBL) draft, J. A. Happ was selected in the third round, with the 92nd overall selection by Philadelphia Phillies. He played in the minor league until the 2006 season.

In the 2007 season, he debuted in the Major league and played for the Philadelphia Phillies until 2010. On July 29, 2010, Happ was traded to the Houston Astros. He played for Toronto Blue Jays from July 20, 2012, until he was traded to Seattle Mariners on On December 3, 2014.

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J. A. Happ played for Philadelphia Phillies (Getty Images)

Since 2015

After a brief game with the Mariners, J. A. Happ was traded to Pittsburgh Pirates on July 31, 2015. With the team, he posted a 7–2 record, 1.85 ERA, and 69 strikeouts.

On November 27, 2015, Happ signed a three-year, $36 million contract with his former team Blue Jays.

After his contract ended in 2018, he was traded on July 26, 2018, to New York Yankees. And on December 17, 2018, he signed a two-year contract with New York Yankees, which also had a vesting option for 2021.

Also read: Yu Darvish - Baseball player for Texas Rangers 

J. A. Happ – Net Worth, Salary

J. A. Happ’s net worth and annual salary have been estimated to be $6 million and $10 million respectively. 

J. A. Happ – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

As for social media, he is absent from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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