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Denis Menke    \MAIN-key\

Denis John Menke

Positions: Shortstop, First Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: July 21, 1940 in Bancroft, Iowa, US
High School: St. John's HS (Bancroft, IA)

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Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1958 17 -4.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs D-B MLN 79 291 9 82 12 2 9 6 1 7 13 .282 .430 125 1 0 1
1958 17 -3.6 Midland SOPH D MLN 66 246 70 10 2 8 .285 .439 108
1958 17 -5.9 Cedar Rapids IIIL B MLN 13 54 45 9 12 2 0 1 6 1 7 13 .267 .370 .378 .748 17 1 0 1
1959 18 -5.3 Cedar Rapids IIIL B MLN 89 301 76 13 1 8 .252 .382 115
1960 19 -4.6 Yakima NORW B MLN 140 473 159 26 7 28 .336 .598 283
1961 20 -6.5 Vancouver PCL AAA MLN 137 523 434 75 127 23 6 15 73 11 3 89 68 .293 .413 .477 .890 207
1962 21 -5.4 Toronto IL AAA MLN 79 324 263 45 71 15 2 10 46 4 3 48 54 .270 .387 .456 .843 120 6 1 6
5 Seasons 524 1921 1762 129 515 89 18 70 125 16 6 144 135 .292 .347 .482 .829 850 7 1 7
D (1 season) D 66 246 246 70 10 2 8 .285 .285 .439 .724 108
B (3 seasons) B 242 828 819 9 247 41 8 37 6 1 7 13 .302 .308 .507 .815 415 1 0 1
AAA (2 seasons) AAA 216 847 697 120 198 38 8 25 119 15 6 137 122 .284 .403 .469 .872 327 6 1 6
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
1958 17 Cedar Rapids IIIL B MLN SS 12 47 17 23 7 7 .851 3.33
1961 20 Vancouver PCL AAA MLN SS 122 597 207 364 26 77 .956 4.68
1962 21 Toronto IL AAA MLN 3B 10 40 14 25 1 5 .975 3.90
1962 21 Toronto IL AAA MLN 2B 10 51 29 22 0 6 1.000 5.10
1962 21 Toronto IL AAA MLN 1B 59 540 507 28 5 43 .991 9.07
3 Seasons 213 1275 774 462 39 138 .969 5.80
SS (2 seasons) SS 134 644 224 387 33 84 .949 4.56
1B (1 season) 1B 59 540 507 28 5 43 .991 9.07
2B (1 season) 2B 10 51 29 22 0 6 1.000 5.10
3B (1 season) 3B 10 40 14 25 1 5 .975 3.90

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
1977 36 Burlington MIDW A MIL 1 of 1 140 71 68 .511
1978 37 Dunedin FLOR A TOR 1 of 1 142 59 83 .415
1979 38 Dunedin FLOR A TOR 1 of 1 137 68 69 .496
3 Seasons 419 198 220 .474

W-L Totals are for the entire season even if they managed only part of the season.
Sequence may not be in order actually managed. Rank or Pennants Won may not be given for some seasons.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1958 17 Cedar Rapids Braves Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League B MLN
1958 17 Midland Braves Sophomore League D MLN
1959 18 Cedar Rapids Braves Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League B MLN
1960 19 Yakima Braves Northwest League B MLN
1961 20 Vancouver Mounties Pacific Coast League AAA MLN
1962 21 Toronto Maple Leafs International League AAA MLN
1962 21 Milwaukee Braves National League MLB MLN 1 1962-04-14 1962-09-30
1963 22 Milwaukee Braves National League MLB MLN 1 1963-04-15 1963-09-29
1964 23 Milwaukee Braves National League MLB MLN 1 1964-04-16 1964-10-04
1965 24 Milwaukee Braves National League MLB MLN 1 1965-04-12 1965-10-03
1966 25 Atlanta Braves National League MLB ATL 1 1966-04-12 1966-10-01
1967 26 Atlanta Braves National League MLB ATL 1 1967-04-11 1967-09-22
1968 27 Houston Astros National League MLB HOU 1 1968-04-17 1968-09-29
1969 28 Houston Astros National League MLB HOU 1 1969-04-08 1969-10-02
1970 29 Houston Astros National League MLB HOU 1 1970-04-07 1970-10-01
1971 30 Houston Astros National League MLB HOU 1 1971-04-05 1971-09-30
1972 31 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB CIN 1 1972-04-15 1972-10-04
1973 32 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB CIN 1 1973-04-05 1973-09-30
1974 33 Houston Astros National League MLB HOU 1 1974-04-10 1974-07-10

Sabr ID: abc96e6c

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