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Denis John Menke

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

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

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Register 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 79 361 291 80 82 12 2 9 60 2 51 48 .282 .403 .430 .832 125 12 1 6
1958 17 -3.6 Midland SOPH D MLN 66 307 246 71 70 10 2 8 54 1 44 35 .285 .408 .439 .848 108 11 1 5
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 89 345 301 36 76 13 1 8 25 2 36 39 .252 .346 .382 .728 115 7 1 0 0
1960 19 -4.6 Yakima NORW B MLN 140 579 473 114 159 26 7 28 103 14 5 88 57 .336 .440 .598 1.039 283 7 2 9
1961 20 -6.5 Vancouver PCL AAA MLN 137 536 434 75 127 23 6 15 73 11 3 89 68 .293 .415 .477 .892 207 5 3 5
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
1962 21 -6.9 MLN NL MLB MLN 50 166 146 12 28 3 1 2 16 0 1 16 38 .192 .277 .267 .544 39 3 2 0 2 0
1963 22 -5.4 MLN NL MLB MLN 146 572 518 58 121 16 4 11 50 6 7 37 106 .234 .289 .344 .632 178 8 6 4 7 4
1964 23 -4.2 MLN NL MLB MLN 151 588 505 79 143 29 5 20 65 4 2 68 77 .283 .368 .479 .847 242 11 4 4 7 13
1965 24 -3.4 MLN NL MLB MLN 71 202 181 16 44 13 1 4 18 1 3 18 28 .243 .313 .392 .706 71 3 1 1 1 3
1966 25 -2.3 ATL NL MLB ATL 138 545 454 55 114 20 4 15 60 0 7 71 87 .251 .355 .412 .767 187 9 6 7 7 8
1967 26 -1.5 ATL NL MLB ATL 129 491 418 37 95 14 3 7 39 5 7 65 62 .227 .333 .325 .659 136 7 3 2 3 5
1968 27 -0.9 HOU NL MLB HOU 150 621 542 56 135 23 6 6 56 5 8 64 81 .249 .334 .347 .681 188 6 6 7 2 6
1969 28 0.5 HOU NL MLB HOU 154 657 553 72 149 25 5 10 90 2 7 87 87 .269 .369 .387 .756 214 13 4 7 6 12
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
1970 29 1.4 HOU NL MLB HOU 154 665 562 82 171 26 6 13 92 6 5 82 80 .304 .392 .441 .833 248 8 5 7 9 10
1971 30 2.5 HOU NL MLB HOU 146 547 475 57 117 26 3 1 43 4 5 59 68 .246 .328 .320 .648 152 14 2 5 6 4
1972 31 3.8 CIN NL MLB CIN 140 524 447 41 104 19 2 9 50 0 1 58 76 .233 .322 .345 .667 154 8 5 6 8 2
1973 32 4.7 CIN NL MLB CIN 139 322 241 38 46 10 0 3 26 1 1 69 53 .191 .368 .270 .638 65 8 2 4 6 6
1974 33 5.9 HOU NL MLB HOU 30 34 29 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 10 .103 .206 .138 .344 4 1 0 0 1 0
MLB (13 seasons) MLB 1598 5934 5071 605 1270 225 40 101 606 34 54 698 853 .250 .343 .370 .713 1878 99 46 54 65 73
Minors (5 seasons) Minors 524 2145 1762 350 515 89 18 70 307 33 11 312 266 .292 .404 .482 .887 850 37 8 26 0
All Levels (17 Seasons) 2122 8079 6833 955 1785 314 58 171 913 67 65 1010 1119 .261 .359 .399 .758 2728 99 83 62 91 73
B (3 seasons) Minors 242 978 819 159 247 41 8 37 134 17 5 131 109 .302 .403 .507 .910 415 15 3 10 0
AAA (2 seasons) Minors 216 860 697 120 198 38 8 25 119 15 6 137 122 .284 .404 .469 .873 327 11 4 11
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1958 17 2 Teams 2 Lgs D-B MLN SS 78 313 89 191 33 44 .895 3.59
1958 17 Midland SOPH D MLN SS 66 266 72 168 26 37 .902 3.64
1958 17 Cedar Rapids IIIL B MLN SS 12 47 17 23 7 7 .851 3.33
1959 18 Cedar Rapids IIIL B MLN SS 85 420 144 239 37 47 .912 4.51
1960 19 Yakima NORW B MLN SS 134 590 210 324 56 66 .905 3.99
1961 20 Vancouver PCL AAA MLN SS 122 597 207 364 26 77 .956 4.68
1962 21 Toronto IL AAA MLN 1B 59 540 507 28 5 43 .991 9.07
1962 21 Toronto IL AAA MLN 2B 10 51 29 22 0 6 1.000 5.10
1962 21 Toronto IL AAA MLN 3B 10 40 14 25 1 5 .975 3.90
1962 21 MLN NL MLB MLN 1B 2 9.0 11 11 0 0 3 1.000 11.00 5.50
1962 21 MLN NL MLB MLN 2B 20 147.0 98 49 47 2 10 .980 5.88 4.80
1962 21 MLN NL MLB MLN 3B 15 132.0 48 9 37 2 4 .958 3.14 3.07
1962 21 MLN NL MLB MLN LF 1
1962 21 MLN NL MLB MLN OF 1 7.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.57 2.00
1962 21 MLN NL MLB MLN SS 9 77.0 45 16 25 4 6 .911 4.79 4.56
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1963 22 MLN NL MLB MLN 1B 1 3.0 4 3 1 0 1 1.000 12.00 4.00
1963 22 MLN NL MLB MLN 2B 22 180.0 105 51 51 3 12 .971 5.10 4.64
1963 22 MLN NL MLB MLN 3B 51 414.0 166 58 96 12 9 .928 3.35 3.02
1963 22 MLN NL MLB MLN LF 1
1963 22 MLN NL MLB MLN OF 1 7.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.57 2.00
1963 22 MLN NL MLB MLN SS 82 654.0 379 120 250 9 45 .976 5.09 4.51
1964 23 MLN NL MLB MLN 2B 15 104.0 62 29 31 2 8 .968 5.19 4.00
1964 23 MLN NL MLB MLN 3B 6 31.0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 0.87 0.50
1964 23 MLN NL MLB MLN SS 141 1129.0 700 253 422 25 76 .964 5.38 4.79
1965 24 MLN NL MLB MLN 1B 8 40.0 43 42 1 0 4 1.000 9.68 5.38
1965 24 MLN NL MLB MLN 3B 4 24.0 10 3 5 2 1 .800 3.00 2.00
1965 24 MLN NL MLB MLN SS 54 366.0 212 65 140 7 22 .967 5.04 3.80
1966 25 ATL NL MLB ATL 1B 7 33.0 26 25 1 0 2 1.000 7.09 3.71
1966 25 ATL NL MLB ATL 3B 39 256.0 99 38 58 3 4 .970 3.38 2.46
1966 25 ATL NL MLB ATL SS 106 879.0 468 165 282 21 50 .955 4.58 4.22
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1967 26 ATL NL MLB ATL 3B 3 12.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 2.25 1.00
1967 26 ATL NL MLB ATL SS 124 1043.0 549 181 349 19 65 .965 4.57 4.27
1968 27 HOU NL MLB HOU 1B 5 21.0 30 29 1 0 2 1.000 12.86 6.00
1968 27 HOU NL MLB HOU 2B 119 1001.0 564 269 285 10 47 .982 4.98 4.66
1968 27 HOU NL MLB HOU 3B 4 28.0 9 3 6 0 1 1.000 2.89 2.25
1968 27 HOU NL MLB HOU SS 35 264.0 142 45 92 5 21 .965 4.67 3.91
1969 28 HOU NL MLB HOU 1B 9 62.0 62 52 9 1 3 .984 8.85 6.78
1969 28 HOU NL MLB HOU 2B 23 172.0 91 42 47 2 9 .978 4.66 3.87
1969 28 HOU NL MLB HOU 3B 1 9.0 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 4.00 4.00
1969 28 HOU NL MLB HOU SS 131 1115.0 541 161 356 24 63 .956 4.17 3.95
1970 29 HOU NL MLB HOU 1B 5 13.0 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 9.69 2.80
1970 29 HOU NL MLB HOU 2B 21 162.0 114 51 62 1 14 .991 6.28 5.38
1970 29 HOU NL MLB HOU 3B 5 28.0 6 1 4 1 1 .833 1.61 1.00
1970 29 HOU NL MLB HOU LF 1
1970 29 HOU NL MLB HOU OF 3 22.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1.64 1.33
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1970 29 HOU NL MLB HOU RF 2
1970 29 HOU NL MLB HOU SS 133 1139.0 614 192 394 28 66 .954 4.63 4.41
1971 30 HOU NL MLB HOU 1B 101 810.0 907 845 59 3 77 .997 10.04 8.95
1971 30 HOU NL MLB HOU 2B 5 32.0 19 7 11 1 2 .947 5.06 3.60
1971 30 HOU NL MLB HOU 3B 32 250.0 69 24 41 4 4 .942 2.34 2.03
1971 30 HOU NL MLB HOU SS 17 83.0 58 16 40 2 5 .966 6.07 3.29
1972 31 CIN NL MLB CIN 1B 11 47.0 42 40 2 0 5 1.000 8.04 3.82
1972 31 CIN NL MLB CIN 3B 130 1092.0 359 85 258 16 20 .955 2.83 2.64
1973 32 CIN NL MLB CIN 1B 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 9.00 1.00
1973 32 CIN NL MLB CIN 2B 5 30.0 12 7 5 0 1 1.000 3.60 2.40
1973 32 CIN NL MLB CIN 3B 123 733.0 266 68 189 9 19 .966 3.16 2.09
1973 32 CIN NL MLB CIN SS 7 14.0 7 4 3 0 0 1.000 4.50 1.00
1974 33 HOU NL MLB HOU 1B 12 16.0 19 18 1 0 4 1.000 10.69 1.58
1974 33 HOU NL MLB HOU 2B 3 14.0 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 3.21 1.67
1974 33 HOU NL MLB HOU 3B 7 39.0 18 2 16 0 1 1.000 4.15 2.57
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1974 33 HOU NL MLB HOU SS 2 7.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.57 1.00
MLB (11 seasons) MLB 1B 162 1055.0 1159 1080 75 4 101 .997 9.85 7.13
MLB (9 seasons) MLB 2B 233 1842.0 1070 506 543 21 103 .980 5.13 4.50
MLB (13 seasons) MLB 3B 420 3048.0 1060 296 715 49 64 .954 2.99 2.41
MLB (3 seasons) MLB LF 3
MLB (3 seasons) MLB OF 5 36.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 1.60
MLB (12 seasons) MLB SS 841 6770.0 3717 1218 2355 144 419 .961 4.75 4.25
Minors (4 seasons) Minors SS 419 1920 650 1118 152 234 .921 4.22
All Levels (11 Seasons) 1B 221 1055.0 1699 1587 103 9 144 .995 9.85 7.65
All Levels (9 Seasons) 2B 243 1842.0 1121 535 565 21 109 .981 5.13 4.53
All Levels (13 Seasons) 3B 430 3048.0 1100 310 740 50 69 .955 2.99 2.44
All Levels (3 Seasons) LF 3
All Levels (3 Seasons) OF 5 36.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 1.60
All Levels (16 Seasons) SS 1260 6770.0 5637 1868 3473 296 653 .947 4.75 4.24
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

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

Sabr ID: abc96e6c

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