Jeff Juden (b. Jan. 19, 1971 in Salem) is a former Major League Baseball player. He is 6 ft. 8 in and weighs 270 lbs. He batted and threw right-handed.
Juden had a stellar high school career, where he wore the #14 on his jersey. He gives credit to Coach (Al) Giardi at Salem High for his success in baseball.
Some facts from his three year stint at Salem High School: Started 34 games in uniform and completed all 34. Struck out 488 batters over 254 innings, a shade under two strike-outs per high school inning. Posted a career earned run average of 0.44, allowing a grand total of 16 runs in three high school seasons.
Juden went on to have a nine year career in the big leagues. He was drafted 12th overall by the Houston Astros in 1989. Before leaving the bigs in 1999, he also spent time with the Phillies, Giants, Expos, Indians, Brewers, Angels and Yankees, compiling a 27-32 career mark.
Vertical File in Salem Collection - Juden, Jeff
"Salem calls 11 to Hall of Fame" Salem Evening News, Nov. 20, 1999, p. A7
Legendary Locals of Salem Curley, Malcolm, Dionne, p. 120
"Complete (game) dominance: Juden was monster on the hill" Salem News, Aug. 20, 2008, p. 13