Former athletics and all-star pitcher Keoff aged at the age of 64

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Retrieved 03 May 2020, 11:18 IST

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Former Oakland Athletics coach Matt Keoff

Former Oakland Athletics Colts and special assistant Matt Keoff have died at the age of 644, it was announced on Saturday.

In nine seasons in the major leagues, KOF has taken 4 4..184 ERA, coming up with the first seven athletics.

He was an American League All-Star Rocky in 1976 and was named A-League Returning Player of the Year in 19 Come৮ after going 1-13-13 with a 2.92 ERA in 19.0 1980.

“Matt was a great baseball man and proud to be in Oakland,” said Billy Benn, an executive vice-president of the team after Keoff’s death on Friday.

“He had an incredible passion for the game and we are especially fortunate that he has worked with us over the years as well as got him and his wealth of knowledge.”

Keof also played for the New York Yankees, the Chicago Cubs, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Houston Astros before playing for Japan in 1987-1999.

After his playing career, Keo starred in front-office roles alongside A-L with the Angels and Tampa Bay Devil Ray.