Former MLB pitcher Matt Keough has died, according to his former team the Oakland A’s.
The team made the announcement today on Twitter. “He left an unforgettable impression on everyone he touched in baseball. Our sincere condolences are with the entire Keough family tonight.” said Billy Beane, Executive Vice President of the Oakland A’s.
The A’s organization mourns the loss of former pitcher and special assistant Matt Keough.— Oakland A's (@Athletics) May 3, 2020
"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
Keough pitched for the A’s for 7 seasons and received the 1978 All-Star rookie. During his baseball career he also played for the Cardinals, Cubs, Astros and Yankees.
He made the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1981 with the other “Five Aces,” four other members of the A’s.
His former wife Jeana Keough starred in the hit reality-television show, The Real Housewives of Orange County. The show showcased Jeanna, Matt and their children.
Their daughter Kara Keough took to Instagram to pay tribute to her father, "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. Xoxo, Hammerhead."
Kara lost a child recently after complications during childbirth.
Keough passed away on Saturday but a cause of death hasn’t been revealed. He was 64 years old.