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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Denis John Menke
Stat Years
1958-1974  [mlb] 1962-1974
Height/Weight
6-0 / 190
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
SS (841) ... 3B (420) ... 2B (233) ... 1B (162) ... OF (5)
Draft Position
SS-3B
Born Date/Place
1940-07-21 in Algona, Iowa   [80.067]
High School
Bancroft (Bancroft,IA)
Colleges
Draft
Signed as undrafted free agent by the Milwaukee Braves in 1958
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1962-04-14 - Boxscore  (Age: 21.267)
Service Time
Organizations
HOU [5] MLN [4] CIN [2] ATL [2]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 15286 ... retro id: menkd101 ... mlbam id: 118951
Relations
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Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1958-------------17ss-3b---1662467170102854000000000.285.285.439.72424610820.000.154.0000.000.000.0030.83.2528.6
    1958Cedar Rapids---B----17ss-3b---113459122016000000000.267.267.378.64545173.000.111.0000.000.000.0045.02.2225.0
    1959Cedar Rapids---B----18ss-3b---2893013676131825000000000.252.252.382.63430111522.000.130.0000.000.000.0037.62.6629.0
    1960YakimaNwstA-----19ss-3b---314047311415926728103000000000.336.336.598.93447328361.000.262.0000.000.000.0016.95.9238.4
    1961VancouverPCLAAA----20ss-3b---4137434751272361573000000000.293.293.477.77043420744.000.184.0000.000.000.0028.93.4634.7
    1962TorontoILAAA----21ss-3b---57926345711521046000000000.270.270.456.72626312027.000.186.0000.000.000.0026.33.8038.0
    1962Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmln29212b-3bL-S-E-P55014612283121601163820203.192.277.267.544166396.178.075.2419.6422.892.3873.01.2021.4
    1963Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmln1922ss-3bL-S-E-P6146518581211641150673710664748.234.289.344.63357217831.180.110.2706.4718.532.8647.11.9225.6
    1964Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmln1923ssL-S-E-P71515057914329520654268774471311.283.368.479.84758824254.335.196.29611.5613.101.1325.23.4037.8
    1965Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmln1924ssL-S-E-P871181164413141813182811133.243.313.392.7052027118.238.149.2678.9113.861.5645.21.9840.9
    1966Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl1925ssL-S-E-P913845455114204156007718767789.251.355.412.76754518739.302.161.27613.0315.961.2330.32.7534.2
    1967Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl1926ssL-S-E-P10129418379514373957656232357.227.333.325.65849113624.249.098.25013.2412.630.9559.71.4325.3
    1968Houston AstrosNLMLBhou11272bL-S-E-P111505425613523665658648167266.249.334.347.68162118835.210.098.28210.3113.041.2790.30.9725.9
    1969Houston AstrosNLMLBhou1128ssL-S-E-P121545537214925510902787874761213.269.369.387.75665721440.266.118.30113.2413.241.0055.31.5226.9
    1970Houston AstrosNLMLBhou1129ssL-S-E-P13154562821712661392658280579108.304.392.441.83366524845.285.137.33112.3312.030.9843.21.9526.3
    1971Houston AstrosNLMLBhou11301bL-S-E-P1414647557117263143455968256414.246.328.320.64854715230.196.074.28210.7912.431.15475.00.1825.6
    1972Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin16313bL-S-E-P151404474110419295001587656828.233.322.345.66752415430.239.112.25711.0714.501.3149.71.7228.9
    1973Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin11,16323bL-S-E-P16139241384610032611695324668.191.368.270.6383226513.365.079.22521.4316.460.7780.30.9328.3
    1974Houston AstrosNLMLBhou11331b-3bL-S-E-P1730292310010041000101.103.206.138.3443441.172.035.15011.7629.412.500.00.0033.3
    MLB Totals (13 yrs)1598507160512702254010160634546988534654657399.250.343.370.71359341878366.254.120.28011.7614.371.2250.21.7028.8
    National League Totals (13 yrs)1598507160512702254010160634546988534654657399.250.343.370.71359341878366.254.120.28011.7614.371.2250.21.7028.8
    Minor League Totals3561170234357641553222000000000.305.305.521.8261170610132.216.216.2720.000.000.0022.14.5337.0
    Minor: B Totals1023464588151931000000000.254.254.382.63634613225.127.128.2340.000.000.0038.42.6028.4
    Minor: Totals662467170102854000000000.285.285.439.72424610820.154.154.2610.000.000.0030.83.2528.6
    Minor: A- Totals14047311415926728103000000000.336.336.598.93447328361.262.262.2940.000.000.0016.95.9238.4
    Minor: AAA Totals21669712019838825119000000000.284.284.469.75369732771.185.185.2570.000.000.0027.93.5935.9
    Houston Astros Totals (5 yrs)6342161269575101203028217252963261726243242.266.355.373.7282524806151.240.107.29811.7312.921.1072.01.1926.3
    Milwaukee Braves Totals (4 yrs)41813501653366111371491113139249139172025.249.321.393.7141528530109.245.144.2779.1016.301.7936.52.4232.4
    Cincinnati Reds Totals (2 yrs)2796887915029212761212712971014816.218.340.318.65884621943.283.100.24615.0115.251.0257.31.4228.7
    Atlanta Braves Totals (2 yrs)26787292209347229951413614999101316.240.345.370.715103632363.276.130.26313.1314.381.1039.62.1230.1
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1962Milwaukee BravesNLMLB211B209.01100311111.0005.501.221.24.05
    1962Milwaukee BravesNLMLB212B200147.049472109896.9804.800.6512.340.03
    1962Milwaukee BravesNLMLB213B150132.1937244846.9583.100.359.330.02
    1962Milwaukee BravesNLMLB21SS9077.01625464541.9114.600.535.618.03
    1962Milwaukee BravesNLMLB21OF107.02000221.0002.000.290.62.011
    1963Milwaukee BravesNLMLB221B103.03101441.0004.001.330.60.78
    1963Milwaukee BravesNLMLB222B220180.15151312105102.9714.600.5713.615.12
    1963Milwaukee BravesNLMLB223B510414.05896129166154.9283.000.3731.534.92
    1963Milwaukee BravesNLMLB22SS820654.1120250945379370.9764.500.5750.656.22
    1963Milwaukee BravesNLMLB22OF107.02000221.0002.000.290.60.713
    1964Milwaukee BravesNLMLB232B150104.02931286260.9684.000.589.39.94
    1964Milwaukee BravesNLMLB233B6030.21200331.0000.500.103.74.05
    1964Milwaukee BravesNLMLB23SS14101,129.12534222576700675.9644.800.6087.093.41
    1965Milwaukee BravesNLMLB241B8040.14210443431.0005.401.074.911.34
    1965Milwaukee BravesNLMLB243B4024.03521108.8002.000.332.55.63
    1965Milwaukee BravesNLMLB24SS540366.065140722212205.9673.800.5633.376.12
    1966Atlanta BravesNLMLB251B7033.12510226261.0003.700.794.35.14
    1966Atlanta BravesNLMLB253B390255.23858349996.9702.500.3824.128.32
    1966Atlanta BravesNLMLB25SS1060879.11652822150468447.9554.200.5165.476.81
    1967Atlanta BravesNLMLB263B3012.02100331.0001.000.251.92.33
    1967Atlanta BravesNLMLB26SS12401,043.11813491965549530.9654.300.5176.596.11
    1968Houston AstrosNLMLB271B5021.02910230301.0006.001.433.13.32
    1968Houston AstrosNLMLB272B11901,001.02692851047564554.9824.700.5573.579.31
    1968Houston AstrosNLMLB273B4028.03601991.0002.300.322.52.73
    1968Houston AstrosNLMLB27SS350264.04592521142137.9653.900.5221.623.32
    1969Houston AstrosNLMLB281B9062.0529136261.9846.800.985.65.82
    1969Houston AstrosNLMLB282B230172.14247299189.9783.900.5214.214.92
    1969Houston AstrosNLMLB283B109.02200441.0004.000.440.60.63
    1969Houston AstrosNLMLB28SS13101,115.11613562463541517.9563.900.4680.985.11
    1970Houston AstrosNLMLB291B5013.01400014141.0002.801.083.13.24
    1970Houston AstrosNLMLB292B210162.05162114114113.9915.400.7013.013.62
    1970Houston AstrosNLMLB293B5028.0141165.8331.000.183.13.23
    1970Houston AstrosNLMLB29SS13301,139.01923942866614586.9544.400.5182.186.41
    1970Houston AstrosNLMLB29OF3022.04000441.0001.300.181.91.910
    1971Houston AstrosNLMLB301B1010810.084559377907904.9979.001.1262.369.21
    1971Houston AstrosNLMLB302B5032.0711121918.9473.600.563.13.43
    1971Houston AstrosNLMLB303B320250.02441446965.9422.000.2619.821.92
    1971Houston AstrosNLMLB30SS17083.01640255856.9663.300.6710.511.62
    1972Cincinnati RedsNLMLB311B11047.04020542421.0003.800.897.17.93
    1972Cincinnati RedsNLMLB313B13001,092.0852581620359343.9552.600.3184.492.91
    1973Cincinnati RedsNLMLB321B101.01000111.0001.001.000.60.76
    1973Cincinnati RedsNLMLB322B5030.0750112121.0002.400.403.13.63
    1973Cincinnati RedsNLMLB323B1230736.168189919266257.9662.100.3575.988.51
    1973Cincinnati RedsNLMLB32SS7014.04300771.0001.000.504.35.04
    1974Houston AstrosNLMLB331B12016.01810419191.0001.601.197.440.04
    1974Houston AstrosNLMLB332B3014.01400551.0001.700.361.910.04
    1974Houston AstrosNLMLB333B7039.02160118181.0002.600.464.323.33
    1974Houston AstrosNLMLB33SS207.10200221.0001.000.281.26.74
    MLB Totals - (1B)162048108075410111591155.9977.1024.010.00.00
    MLB Totals - (2B)2330305065432110310701049.9804.5034.970.00.00
    MLB Totals - (3B)42001,824296715496410601011.9542.400.550.00.00
    MLB Totals - (SS)8410141218235514441937173573.9614.20255.210.00.00
    MLB Totals - (OF)5008000881.0001.600.000.00.00
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1962MLB--220159---1-
    1963MLB--1225182---1-
    1964MLB---156141-----
    1965MLB--8-454-----
    1966MLB--7-39106-----
    1967MLB----3124-----
    1968MLB--5119435-----
    1969MLB--9231131-----
    1970MLB--5215133---3-
    1971MLB--10153217-----
    1972MLB--11-130------
    1973MLB--151237-----
    1974MLB--12372-----
    Totals--162233420841---5-