Matt Keough Stats

Matt Keough was born on Sunday, July 3, 1955, in Pomona, California. Keough was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 3, 1977, with the Oakland Athletics. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Matt Keough baseball stats page.

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"Charlie Finley gave me Catfish Hunter's old jersey. By the time I got it, all the wins had been used up." - Matt Keough in The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball (Jonathan Fraser Light, McFarland & Company, 09/01/1981, Page 547)

Matt Keough

Matt Keough Autograph on a 1983 Topps Baseball Card (#413)

Matt Keough Autograph on a 1983 Topps Baseball Card (#413)

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Birth Name:
Matthew Lon Keough
Nickname:
Matt
Born On:
07-03-1955  (Cancer)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Pomona, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
05-01-2020 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Trabuco Canyon, California
Cemetery:
Not Yet Determined
High School:
Corona del Mar High School (Newport Beach, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
09-03-1977 (Age 22)
Last Game:
10-02-1986
Draft:
1973 : 7th Round (167th)

Matt Keough

Matt Keough Pitching Stats

1977 22 Athletics 7 6 0 1 3 .250 4.85 0 0 0 42.2 183 39 23 25 4 22 0 23 0 1 0 -
1978 23 Athletics 32 32 0 8 15 .348 3.24 6 0 0 197.1 837 178 71 90 9 85 2 108 12 4 3 -
1979 24 Athletics 30 28 2 2 17 .105 5.04 7 1 0 176.2 800 220 99 115 18 78 2 95 13 7 0 -
1980 25 Athletics 34 32 0 16 13 .552 2.92 20 2 0 250.0 1,041 218 81 94 24 94 3 121 13 5 2 -
1981 26 Athletics 19 19 0 10 6 .625 3.40 10 2 0 140.1 579 125 53 56 11 45 0 60 5 0 2 -
1982 27 Athletics 34 34 0 11 18 .379 5.72 10 2 0 209.1 946 233 133 144 38 101 1 75 10 5 3 -
1983 28 Athletics 14 4 3 2 3 .400 5.52 0 0 0 44.0 210 50 27 29 7 31 1 28 2 0 1 -
1983 28 Yankees 12 12 0 3 4 .429 5.17 0 0 0 55.2 246 59 32 42 12 20 0 26 1 2 0 -
1985 30 Cardinals 4 1 0 0 1 .000 4.50 0 0 0 10.0 43 10 5 5 0 4 1 10 0 1 0 -
1986 31 Cubs 19 2 3 2 2 .500 4.97 0 0 0 29.0 129 36 16 17 4 12 2 19 4 1 2 -
1986 31 Astros 10 5 2 3 2 .600 3.09 0 0 0 35.0 143 22 12 14 5 18 2 25 2 1 0 -
9 Years 215 175 10 58 84 .408 4.17 53 7 0 1,190.0 5,157 1,190 552 631 132 510 14 590 62 27 13 -

Matt Keough

Matt Keough Hitting Stats

1977 22 Athletics 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1978 23 Athletics 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1979 24 Athletics 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1980 25 Athletics 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1981 26 Athletics 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1982 27 Athletics 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1983 28 Athletics 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1983 28 Yankees 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1985 30 Cardinals 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
1986 31 Cubs 19 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .600
1986 31 Astros 10 11 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .364 .364 .364
9 Years 217 18 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .389

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Matt Keough Fielding Stats

1977 Athletics P 7 6 128 8 1.1 7 3 4 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .875 1.48
1978 Athletics P 32 32 592 54 1.7 52 21 31 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .963 2.37
1979 Athletics P 30 28 530 54 1.8 51 23 28 3 5 n/a n/a n/a .944 2.60
1980 Athletics P 34 32 750 54 1.6 51 23 28 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .944 1.84
1981 Athletics P 19 19 421 25 1.3 23 10 13 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .920 1.48
1982 Athletics P 34 34 628 32 0.9 29 9 20 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .906 1.25
1983 Athletics P 14 4 132 4 0.3 4 1 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.82
1983 Yankees P 12 12 167 12 1.0 11 5 6 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .917 1.78
1985 Cardinals P 4 1 30 2 0.5 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
1986 Cubs P 19 2 87 7 0.4 6 2 4 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .857 1.86
1986 Astros P 10 5 105 3 0.3 3 1 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.77
P Totals 215 175 3,570 255 1.2 239 98 141 16 16 n/a n/a n/a .937 1.81
9 Years 215 175 3,570 255 1.2 239 98 141 16 16 n/a n/a n/a .937 1.81

Matt Keough

Matt Keough Miscellaneous Stats

1977 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.05 4.85 4.64
1978 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.27 4.93 3.88
1979 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.22 4.84 3.97
1980 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.29 4.36 3.38
1981 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.33 3.85 2.89
1982 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.74 3.22 4.34
1983 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.90 5.73 6.34
1983 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.30 4.20 3.23
1985 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.50 9.00 3.60
1986 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.5 0.0 1.58 5.90 3.72
1986 Astros 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.5 0.0 1.39 6.43 4.63
9 Years 1 0 1.000 0 2 0 0.0 4.5 0.0 1.16 4.46 3.86

Matt Keough

Matt Keough Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1977 Oakland Athletics 27 $19,000.00 - -
1978 Oakland Athletics 27 $22,500.00 Stats -
1979 Oakland Athletics 27 $24,000.00 - -
1980 Oakland Athletics 27 Undetermined - -
1981 Oakland Athletics 27 Undetermined - -
1982 Oakland Athletics 27 Undetermined - -
1983 Oakland Athletics 27 $420,000.00 - -
1983 New York Yankees 34 "     " - -
1985 St. Louis Cardinals 33 $240,000.00 - -
1986 Chicago Cubs 33 $100,000.00 - -
1986 Houston Astros 46 "     " - -
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Matthew Lon Keough was a Major League Baseball player who pitched for the Oakland Athletics (1977-1983), New York Yankees (1983-1984), St. Louis Cardinals (1985), Chicago Cubs (1986), and Houston Astros (1986). Matt's dad, Marty Keough , also played in the majors, and they were the ninety-first father & son duo in baseball history.

In 1978 , Matt Keough was still a rookie pitcher, and had a 6-4 record, a sparkling 2.16 ERA, and sixty-one strikeouts before the Midsummer Classic , earning him a spot in the 1978 All-Star Game . After that, Matt lost eleven games, including his last four starts. Then, in 1979 , things got worse as Matt lost his first fourteen decisions in a row, and ended up tying an infamous record when he made twenty-eight consecutive starts without a victory. Do you know whose record he tied? [ Answer ]

In 1980 , Matt Keough bounced back, throwing a complete game shutout victory in his first start, winning the next two games in a row, and finishing off the season with sixteen wins, a 2.92 ERA, and The Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year Award . Sports Illustrated featured him on the cover (image below) of their April 27, 1981 issue, alongside Brian Kingman , Rick Langford , Mike Norris , and Steve McCatty The Amazing A's And Their Five Aces

Sports Illustrated: A's Five Aces'

Sports Illustrated | April 27, 1981 | A's Five Aces

Why do we have the "Legs" video from ZZ Top below? Because the actress, Jeana Tomasino, who also appeared in the bands next two videos, "Sharp Dressed Man" and "Gimme All Your Lovin" is Matt Keough's ex-wife. [ Celebrities Related to Major League Baseball Players ]

ZZ Top | Legs Music Video | 1983

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