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Denis Menke    \MAIN-key\

Denis John Menke

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

Born: July 21, 1940 in Bancroft, IA
High School: St. John's HS (Bancroft, IA)
Signed
by the Milwaukee Braves as an amateur free agent in 1958. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1962 (Age 21.267)   vs. LAD 3 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1962 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Astros/Reds 1962-1974

Final Game: July 10, 1974 (Age 33.354)   vs. STL 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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Career Home Runs

For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for pre-1974). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have complete play-by-play.

Denis Menke: 101 Career Home Runs

2 leading off, 2 walk-off, 9 tying, 32 go ahead
3 Tms
ATL/MLN59
HOU30
CIN12
 
vs RHP71
vs LHP30
 
Home59
Away42
 
Leverage
High Lev19
Medium Lev38
Low Lev44
12 Opps
NYM15
STL12
LAD12
SFG11
CHC11
PHI10
CIN10
HOU7
PIT6
ATL3
MON3
SDP1
71 Pitchers
Fergie Jenkins4
Chris Short3
Bob Gibson3
Jim Maloney3
Bobby Bolin3
Alan Foster3
Gaylord Perry3
Ron Taylor3
Dave Giusti2
Art Mahaffey2
Ray Sadecki2
Gerry Arrigo2
Joey Jay2
Juan Marichal2
Sterling Slaughter2
Gary Gentry2
Don Wilson2
Don Drysdale2
Tug McGraw2
Mike McCormick2
15 Parks
County Stad22
Astrodome17
Atl-Fulton16
Cinergy Fld9
Wrigley Fld8
Candlestick6
Shibe Pk5
Dodger Stad4
Shea Stad4
Crosley Fld3
Sprtsmn3/Busch2
Forbes Fld2
Polo Grounds1
Parc Jarry1
Busch Stad1
Where Hit
767
Unk26
93
783
82
General field locations
when available.
 
1 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms95
2·HR gms3
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
7th38
5th19
6th17
1st11
8th10
4th4
2nd2
Outs
139
033
229
 
DefPos
SS68
3B21
2B11
1B1
Bases
---57
12-14
1--14
-2-5
--34
1233
-232
1-32
 
169 RBI
RISP30
0 on57
1 on23
2 on18
3 on3
Any on44
Inning
110
218
39
45
518
69
713
88
910
Extra1
 
1-337
4-632
7-end32
RelScore
+4..13
+37
+26
+113
Tied25
-114
-29
-36
-4..8
 
Ahead39
Tied25
Behind37
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1962 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1962-05-15 MLN @ PIT Earl Francis behind 0-2 t 4 2 123 4 7 5 0.399 70% Home Run; Adcock Scores; Bolling Scores; Torre Scores
2 2 2 1 1962-05-20 (2) MLN NYM Al Jackson tied 1-1 b 2 0 1-- 2 7 5 0.165 75% Home Run; Torre Scores
1963 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
3 3 1 1 1963-04-22 MLN @ LAD Jack Smith ahead 8-2 t 8 0 1-- 2 8 6 0.003 100% Home Run; Torre Scores
4 4 2 1 1963-04-27 MLN @ SFG Bobby Bolin behind 3-5 t 9 1 --- 1 8 6 0.048 8% Home Run
5 5 3 1 1963-05-10 MLN @ PHI Chris Short tied 1-1 t 6 2 --- 1 6 5 0.200 65% Home Run
6 6 4 1 1963-05-15 MLN STL Curt Simmons tied 0-0 b 3 1 --- 1 1 5 0.136 66% Home Run
7 7 5 1 1963-06-05 MLN @ NYM Don Rowe ahead 5-0 t 5 2 12- 3 8 4 0.039 99% Home Run; Aaron Scores; Uecker Scores
8 8 6 1 1963-07-21 (1) MLN LAD Dick Scott ahead 6-2 b 8 2 --- 1 1 6 0.006 100% Home Run (Line Drive to LF-CF)
9 9 7 1 1963-07-24 MLN STL Ernie Broglio tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 1 1 6 0.111 66% Lead-Off Home Run
10 10 8 1 1963-07-28 (1) MLN CIN Jim Maloney behind 2-4 b 5 1 --- 1 1 6 0.131 35% Home Run (Deep LF)
11 11 9 1 1963-07-30 MLN CHC Glen Hobbie ahead 4-0 b 3 2 12- 3 7 6 0.068 98% Home Run; Klimchock Scores; Oliver Scores
12 12 10 1 1963-08-09 MLN STL Bob Gibson ahead 3-0 b 3 0 12- 3 6 5 0.070 97% Home Run; Mathews Scores; Torre Scores/unER
13 13 11 1 1963-09-16 MLN SFG Juan Marichal behind 0-1 b 2 1 12- 3 7 4 0.283 75% Home Run; Torre Scores; Oliver Scores
1964 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
14 14 1 1 1964-05-16 MLN @ STL Ron Taylor behind 3-6 t 9 2 1-- 2 7 6 0.024 4% Home Run; de la Hoz Scores
15 15 2 1 1964-05-17 (2) MLN @ STL Ray Washburn ahead 1-0 t 5 0 --- 1 7 6 0.115 76% Home Run
16 16 3 1 1964-05-24 (2) MLN STL Ron Taylor ahead 3-0 b 4 0 --- 1 8 6 0.050 92% Home Run
17 17 4 1 1964-06-02 MLN CIN Joe Nuxhall ahead 3-1 b 4 1 -2- 2 7 6 0.105 92% Home Run; Alou Scores
18 18 5 1 1964-06-03 MLN CIN Jim Maloney tied 2-2 b 7 2 --- 1 7 6 0.251 77% Home Run
19 19 6 1 1964-06-14 (1) MLN @ LAD Phil Ortega ahead 2-1 t 7 0 --- 1 8 6 0.124 84% Home Run (Fly Ball)
20 20 7 1 1964-06-22 MLN LAD Howie Reed behind 8-10 b 9 0 --- 1 7 6 0.103 18% Home Run (Fly Ball)
21 21 8 1 1964-07-16 MLN SFG Gaylord Perry ahead 2-0 b 7 0 --- 1 8 6 0.052 95% Home Run
22 22 9 1 1964-07-23 MLN PHI Jim Bunning ahead 2-0 b 2 2 12- 3 1 6 0.167 92% Home Run; Bolling Scores; Lemaster Scores
23 23 10 1 1964-07-26 (2) MLN @ NYM Frank Lary tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 1 1 6 0.108 61% Lead-Off Home Run
24 24 11 1 1964-07-27 MLN CIN Jim Maloney behind 1-9 b 8 0 --- 1 1 6 0.002 0% Home Run
25 25 12 1 1964-07-31 MLN @ CHC Sterling Slaughter ahead 4-1 t 3 2 --- 1 7 6 0.069 86% Home Run
26 26 13 1 1964-08-08 MLN LAD Sandy Koufax behind 2-5 b 8 1 1-- 2 1 6 0.146 22% Home Run (Line Drive); Bolling Scores
27 27 14 1 1964-09-07 (1) MLN @ CHC Lew Burdette behind 2-3 t 5 1 --- 1 8 6 0.150 47% Home Run
28 28 15 2 1964-09-07 (1) MLN @ CHC Sterling Slaughter ahead 8-6 t 8 0 1-- 2 8 6 0.078 97% Home Run; Bailey Scores
29 29 16 1 1964-09-12 MLN CIN Jim O'Toole ahead 2-1 b 2 1 --- 1 7 6 0.101 75% IPHR Home Run
30 30 17 1 1964-09-13 MLN CIN Joey Jay behind 0-9 b 6 2 1-- 2 7 6 0.005 1% Home Run; Oliver Scores
31 31 18 1 1964-09-16 MLN STL Ron Taylor tied 0-0 b 2 1 12- 3 7 4 0.235 83% Home Run; Mathews Scores; Oliver Scores
32 32 19 1 1964-09-26 MLN @ PHI Art Mahaffey behind 0-4 t 5 0 --- 1 7 4 0.057 14% Home Run
33 33 20 1 1964-09-30 MLN NYM Willard Hunter tied 5-5 b 12 0 --- 1 7 6 0.372 100% Walk-Off Home Run
1965 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
34 34 1 1 1965-04-18 MLN CHC Bob Humphreys behind 5-6 b 5 1 --- 1 7 6 0.171 53% Home Run
35 35 2 1 1965-04-27 MLN STL Ray Sadecki ahead 6-3 b 5 2 --- 1 7 6 0.049 93% Home Run
36 36 3 1 1965-05-09 (1) MLN @ NYM Carl Willey ahead 5-2 t 7 1 -23 3 6 6 0.044 99% Home Run; Torre Scores; Oliver Scores
37 37 4 1 1965-07-28 MLN @ HOU Turk Farrell ahead 2-1 t 5 0 --- 1 6 3 0.121 78% Home Run
1966 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
38 38 1 1 1966-04-24 (2) ATL NYM Tug McGraw behind 1-4 b 7 0 --- 1 6 6 0.089 20% Home Run
39 39 2 1 1966-05-04 ATL PHI Chris Short behind 0-2 b 8 0 --- 1 7 5 0.139 29% Home Run
40 40 3 1 1966-05-09 ATL CIN Joey Jay behind 0-5 b 3 0 --- 1 7 6 0.052 15% Home Run
41 41 4 1 1966-05-21 ATL CHC Fergie Jenkins behind 0-1 b 2 1 1-- 2 7 5 0.205 64% Home Run; Carty Scores
42 42 5 1 1966-05-28 ATL @ CHC Bob Hendley ahead 3-2 t 8 0 --- 1 7 6 0.117 88% Home Run
43 43 6 1 1966-05-30 ATL LAD Don Drysdale behind 4-10 b 9 2 1-- 2 1 6 0.001 0% Home Run; Geiger Scores
44 44 7 1 1966-06-05 ATL STL Art Mahaffey ahead 10-4 b 6 1 1-3 3 1 5 0.007 100% Home Run; Carty Scores; Millan Scores
45 45 8 1 1966-08-05 ATL @ PHI Ray Herbert ahead 7-2 t 9 1 -2- 2 7 6 0.004 100% Home Run; Carty Scores
46 46 9 1 1966-08-06 ATL @ PHI Chris Short behind 0-3 t 3 0 --- 1 7 5 0.085 27% Home Run
47 47 10 1 1966-08-19 ATL @ SFG Bobby Bolin tied 0-0 t 2 1 --- 1 7 6 0.112 59% Home Run
48 48 11 1 1966-09-03 (1) ATL HOU Dave Giusti ahead 4-0 b 3 1 12- 3 7 6 0.062 98% Home Run; Carty Scores; Jones Scores
49 49 12 1 1966-09-05 (2) ATL @ PIT Steve Blass behind 0-1 t 2 1 -23 3 7 6 0.209 70% Home Run; Carty Scores; Geiger Scores
50 50 13 1 1966-09-21 ATL STL Bob Gibson tied 0-0 b 5 2 --- 1 7 6 0.166 68% Home Run
51 51 14 2 1966-09-21 ATL STL Bob Gibson ahead 1-0 b 7 1 12- 3 7 6 0.147 97% Home Run; Torre Scores; Carty Scores
52 52 15 1 1966-09-24 ATL PIT Vern Law tied 1-1 b 2 1 --- 1 7 6 0.115 64% Home Run
1967 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
53 53 1 1 1967-04-22 ATL @ SFG Gaylord Perry ahead 1-0 t 5 2 1-- 2 1 6 0.213 85% Home Run; Lemaster Scores
54 54 2 1 1967-05-17 ATL NYM Tom Seaver behind 0-2 b 5 1 --- 1 7 6 0.131 36% Home Run
55 55 3 1 1967-06-07 ATL LAD Dick Egan ahead 9-4 b 7 2 12- 3 7 6 0.009 100% Home Run; Torre Scores; Carty Scores
56 56 4 1 1967-06-09 ATL SFG Mike McCormick tied 1-1 b 6 0 1-- 2 5 6 0.243 86% Home Run; Torre Scores
57 57 5 1 1967-06-21 ATL @ SFG Ray Sadecki ahead 8-2 t 7 0 --- 1 6 6 0.006 99% Home Run
58 58 6 1 1967-06-28 ATL HOU Dave Giusti behind 1-2 b 5 0 --- 1 6 6 0.174 56% Home Run
59 59 7 1 1967-08-03 ATL @ CHC Joe Niekro ahead 3-0 t 2 0 --- 1 7 6 0.064 86% Home Run
1968 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
60 60 1 1 1968-04-20 HOU @ PHI Larry Jackson tied 0-0 t 1 1 --- 1 2 4 0.120 60% Home Run
61 61 2 1 1968-07-05 HOU @ ATL Claude Raymond tied 9-9 t 9 2 12- 3 5 4 0.485 97% Home Run (Deep LF); Staub Scores; Wynn Scores
62 62 3 1 1968-07-14 (1) HOU @ CIN Tony Cloninger ahead 1-0 t 2 0 --- 1 6 4 0.106 73% Home Run
63 63 4 1 1968-08-08 HOU PIT Bob Veale behind 0-1 b 5 1 --- 1 6 4 0.195 53% Home Run
64 64 5 1 1968-08-29 HOU @ SFG Juan Marichal tied 0-0 t 1 2 12- 3 5 6 0.288 79% Home Run; Herrera Scores; Staub Scores
65 65 6 1 1968-08-30 HOU @ CHC Fergie Jenkins behind 0-3 t 5 2 -2- 2 2 6 0.168 29% Home Run; Bateman Scores
1969 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
66 66 1 1 1969-04-13 HOU LAD Don Drysdale tied 0-0 b 2 1 --- 1 6 6 0.119 65% Home Run
67 67 2 1 1969-04-24 HOU SDP Al Santorini behind 0-1 b 4 0 --- 1 6 4 0.146 56% Home Run
68 68 3 1 1969-04-25 HOU @ SFG Bobby Bolin tied 3-3 t 5 2 --- 1 5 4 0.163 61% Home Run
69 69 4 1 1969-05-11 (2) HOU @ NYM Tug McGraw behind 2-6 t 3 2 1-- 2 4 6 0.125 23% Home Run; Wynn Scores
70 70 5 1 1969-05-27 HOU PHI Grant Jackson behind 1-2 b 7 0 --- 1 4 6 0.244 58% Home Run
71 71 6 1 1969-07-18 HOU @ CIN Gerry Arrigo tied 0-0 t 1 2 1-- 2 4 6 0.192 67% Home Run; Wynn Scores
72 72 7 1 1969-07-30 (1) HOU @ NYM Cal Koonce ahead 5-3 t 9 1 123 4 4 6 0.039 100% Home Run; Miller Scores; Morgan Scores; Wynn Scores
73 73 8 1 1969-08-13 HOU NYM Gary Gentry tied 0-0 b 1 2 1-3 3 5 6 0.256 80% Home Run; Morgan Scores; Miller Scores
74 74 9 1 1969-09-05 HOU SFG Gaylord Perry tied 0-0 b 9 1 1-- 2 7 6 0.374 100% Walk-Off Home Run; Rader Scores
75 75 10 1 1969-09-28 HOU @ CIN Gerry Arrigo tied 0-0 t 2 1 --- 1 6 6 0.112 59% Home Run
1970 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
76 76 1 1 1970-04-16 HOU SFG Mike McCormick ahead 1-0 b 1 2 --3 2 5 6 0.153 79% Home Run; Davis Scores
77 77 2 1 1970-05-03 (1) HOU @ STL Nelson Briles tied 0-0 t 2 1 --- 1 5 6 0.106 58% Home Run
78 78 3 1 1970-05-12 HOU @ LAD Alan Foster tied 0-0 t 1 2 12- 3 5 6 0.257 75% Home Run; Wynn Scores/unER; Davis Scores/unER; Menke Scores/unER
79 79 4 1 1970-06-09 HOU NYM Tom Seaver behind 0-2 b 7 1 --- 1 5 4 0.134 31% Home Run
80 80 5 1 1970-07-09 HOU LAD Alan Foster behind 0-1 b 1 1 123 4 5 6 0.253 80% Home Run; Alou Scores; Morgan Scores; Watson Scores
81 81 6 1 1970-07-20 HOU PIT Dock Ellis behind 0-1 b 2 1 --- 1 5 6 0.115 53% Home Run
82 82 7 1 1970-07-30 HOU @ CHC Fergie Jenkins behind 0-6 t 6 0 --- 1 5 6 0.023 5% Home Run
83 83 8 1 1970-08-12 HOU PHI Fred Wenz ahead 3-0 b 8 0 --- 1 5 6 0.015 99% Home Run
84 84 9 1 1970-08-26 HOU @ MON Steve Renko behind 1-3 t 9 1 12- 3 5 6 0.660 82% Home Run; Morgan Scores; Geronimo Scores
85 85 10 1 1970-08-30 HOU NYM Nolan Ryan ahead 5-4 b 5 2 --3 2 5 6 0.171 88% Home Run; Morgan Scores
86 86 11 2 1970-08-30 HOU NYM Rich Folkers ahead 8-4 b 7 0 --- 1 5 6 0.014 99% Home Run
87 87 12 1 1970-09-17 HOU @ LAD Alan Foster ahead 1-0 t 1 2 --3 2 5 6 0.160 75% Home Run; Wynn Scores
88 88 13 1 1970-09-26 HOU @ ATL George Stone behind 0-1 t 7 2 -2- 2 5 6 0.366 64% Home Run; Watson Scores
1971 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
89 89 1 1 1971-06-14 HOU PIT Bob Moose ahead 3-2 b 6 1 --- 1 5 5 0.115 85% Home Run
1972 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
90 90 1 1 1972-04-15 CIN LAD Don Sutton behind 0-1 b 2 1 --- 1 6 5 0.129 52% Home Run
91 91 2 1 1972-04-28 CIN @ CHC Fergie Jenkins behind 4-8 t 6 1 1-- 2 7 5 0.103 18% Home Run; Uhlaender Scores
92 92 3 1 1972-06-17 CIN NYM Gary Gentry tied 1-1 b 2 2 --- 1 7 5 0.129 64% Home Run
93 93 4 1 1972-06-25 CIN HOU Ken Forsch behind 1-3 b 4 1 --- 1 7 5 0.126 37% Home Run
94 94 5 1 1972-08-02 CIN @ HOU Don Wilson behind 0-3 t 5 1 --- 1 7 5 0.078 20% Home Run (LF-CF)
95 95 6 1 1972-08-07 CIN ATL Mike McQueen ahead 6-0 b 6 2 12- 3 6 5 0.008 100% Home Run; Bench Scores; Perez Scores
96 96 7 1 1972-08-27 CIN PHI Wayne Twitchell ahead 2-1 b 6 1 --3 2 6 5 0.110 92% Home Run; Bench Scores
97 97 8 1 1972-08-28 CIN NYM Brent Strom ahead 4-0 b 7 0 --- 1 6 5 0.012 99% Home Run
98 98 9 1 1972-09-03 CIN MON Balor Moore behind 1-2 b 2 0 --- 1 6 5 0.127 55% Home Run (LF-CF)
1973 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
99 99 1 1 1973-05-23 CIN HOU Don Wilson tied 0-0 b 3 1 --- 1 8 5 0.132 66% Home Run
100 100 2 1 1973-07-22 CIN MON Craig Caskey ahead 4-0 b 5 1 -2- 2 7 5 0.034 98% Home Run; Concepcion Scores
101 101 3 1 1973-09-04 CIN @ HOU Jim Crawford ahead 6-4 t 9 0 --- 1 8 6 0.038 97% Home Run

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

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