Matt Keough Biography – Matt Keough Wiki
Matt Keough born Matthew Lon Keough was an American professional baseball player. He played for the A’s from 1977-83. He debuted as a September call-up in 1977 and made the All-Star Game as a rookie in 1978. He remained in Oakland’s rotation until he was traded to the Yankees in June 1983. Keough also pitched for the Cardinals, Cubs, and Astros in his career, and also played four seasons in Japan.
Keough was 58-84 with a 4.17 ERA with Oakland Athletics (1977-83), the New York Yankees (1983), St. Louis (1985), Chicago Cubs (1986) and Houston (1986), then went 45-44 with a 3/73 ERA in Japan with Hanshin (1987-90), according to the New York Post.
After retirement, he transitioned to the front office and worked as a scout, special assistant, and pitching advisor with the A’s, Angels, and Rays.
Matt Keough Age
Keough was born on July 3, 1955, in Pomona, California, United States as Matthew Lon Keough. He died on May 1, 2020. He was 64 years old.
Matt Keough Wife
Matt Keough was married to his wife Jeana Tomasina. Tomasina was the November 1980 Playboy Playmate of the month.
Matt Keough Children
Keough and his wife Jeana Tomasina had three children: Shane Keough, Kara Keough, and Colton Keough.
Matt Keough Family
Matt Keough was the son of former Major League outfielder Marty Keough. Marty played 11 big-league seasons from 1956-66. His uncle Joe Keough played 6 years in the show from 1968-73.
Matt Keough Death
Matt Keough died on May 2, 2020, at the age of 64. Oakland Athletics confirmed his death in a statement: “The A’s organization mourns the loss of former pitcher and special assistant Matt Keough.”
A’s executive vice president of baseball operations Billy Beane said in a statement: “Matt was a great baseball man and a proud Oakland A. 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 tonight.”
The MLB Players Association said in a statement: “The community of Players is saddened by the loss of Matt Keough, who carried on his family’s proud baseball legacy through more than four decades as a player, coach and executive. The MLBPA extends its sympathies to Matt’s family, the Oakland A’s organization and his many friends and fans throughout the game.”
Matt Keough’s son, Shane Keough said in an Instagram post: “My favorite place was always on your shoulders. It makes me smile knowing McCoy will be there with you; right there on your shoulders. It wasn’t always perfect but I wouldn’t change it for the world. You taught me more than you’ll ever know and I hope that I make you proud. Kick back and enjoy the eternal sunshine. Till I see you again – I love dad.”
Keough’s daughter “Real Housewives of Orange County” star Kara Keough – who lost a baby son in April 2020 – wrote in an Instagram post: “Daddy, please take care of my son. Teach him the circle changeup and how to find forever friends. You’re on grandpa duty in heaven now.”
Matt Keough Cause of Death
Matt Keough’s cause of death was not revealed.
Matt Keough Net Worth
Matt Keough’s net worth was estimated to be $500, 000.
Matt Keough Stats
Keough was 58-84 with a 4.17 ERA with Oakland (1977-83), the New York Yankees (1983), St. Louis (1985), Chicago Cubs (1986) and Houston (1986), then went 45-44 with a 3/73 ERA in Japan with Hanshin (1987-90), according to the New York Post.