By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Former Oakland Athletics pitcher Matt Keough has passed away. He was 64.
An official cause of death has not been announced yet. He was an executive for the Athletics at the time of his death.
“Matt was a great baseball man and a proud Oakland A,” Athletics Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Billy Beane said. “He had an incredible passion for the game and we were lucky to have him and his wealth of knowledge alongside us for the years he worked as a Special Assistant. He left an unforgettable impression on everyone he touched in baseball. ⠀⠀
“Our sincere condolences are with the entire Keough family.”
Keough played in the Big Leagues from 1977 through 1986. He spent the majority of his career with the Athletics from 1977-1983.
He also spent time with the New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, and the Houston Astros. He made one All-Star appearance in his career in 1978.
In addition, he also spent time overseas with Hanshin Tigers in the Japanese Baseball League from 1987-1990.
After his playing career, he spent time as the Athletics’ roving pitching coach. He also spent time with the Anaheim Angels as their roving pitching coach.
He also spent time with the Tampa Bay Rays as a scout.
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