Former Oakland athletics pitcher Matt Keough died at the age of 6 on Friday. He also appeared briefly in “Real Housewives of Orange County.
The reasons for his death have not been publicly stated. Matt Keough played in 170 games for Oakland as a pitcher from 1977 to 1983.
He played in 1978, also received an All-Star game appearance and was awarded AL’s comeback player of the year in 1980.
The A’s organization mourns the loss of former pitcher and special assistant Matt Keough.
“He left an unforgettable impression on everyone he touched in baseball. Our sincere condolences are with the entire Keough family tonight.” – Billy Beane pic.twitter.com/sEGaLiFLc7
— Oakland A’s (@Athletics) May 3, 2020
After playing for 1983 Oakland, he also played several games for the Yankees, Cardinals, Cubs and Astros.
On Oakland Athletics’ official Twitter account, Billy Beane wrote on Keough’s death that “The A’s organization mourns the loss of former pitcher and special assistant Matt Keough.”
“He left an unforgettable impression on everyone he touched in baseball. Our sincere condolences are with the entire Keough family tonight. – Billy Beane.”
Kara Keough wrote on Instagram post on father’s death, “Daddy, please take care of my son. Teach him the circle changeup and how to find forever friends. On on grandpa duty in heaven now. Xoxo, Hammerhead. “
Lewis said on Keough’s death that “Matty, as he is known, easily was the most detached of the group, He had the air of a man taking a break from some perpetual Hawaiian vacation of the soul to stop by and chat with his old buddies. “