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John Jaha

Born: May 27, 1966

Birthplace: Portland

Profession: Baseball player

Nationality: United States

John Jaha

Date of Birth : May 27, 1966
Birth Place : Portland

John Emil Jaha is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball who had a 10-year career from 1992 to 2001. He played for the Milwaukee Brewers and Oakland Athletics, playing in both the American League and National League. He was elected to the American League All-Star team in 1999. John Jaha graduated from David Douglas High School in Portland, Oregon in 1984. He still holds most offensive baseball records for the school. Jaha was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in 1984 and made his Major League debut with the Brewers on July 9, 1992. He also had great success playing with the Daikyo Dolphins in the Australian Baseball League in 1991 and 1992 alongside Brewers and 1999 All-Star team mate, Dave Nilsson. Earlier in 1992, while playing for Brewers Triple-A affiliate Denver, Jaha became only the second player to hit a ball into the upper deck at Mile High Stadium. He is often considered the greatest Brewers first baseman in the 1990s, and was noted for his physical comparisons to Uncle Fester of Addams Family fame. After an injury plagued Major League career with the Brewers, John Jaha signed a minor-league contract with the Oakland Athletics in 1999.


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