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Denis MenkeTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1958-1974 MLB Years: 1962-1974
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PositionsSS-841, 3B-420, 2B-233, 1B-162, OF-5Position when DraftedSS-3BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameDenis John Menke
Height6-0Weight190BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJuly 21,1940 [77.361]PlaceAlgona,Iowa
High SchoolBancroft (Bancroft,IA)

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1958 by the Milwaukee Braves.
Signing Bonus$125,000
MLB DebutApril 14,1962 [21.267]
OrganizationsMLN [8] HOU [5] ATL [2] CIN [2] Awards0Awards Voting1-8
TBC Player ID15286Retrosheet IDmenkd101MLBAM ID118951
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed48Power61Contact56XBH66RBIs61Runs39Hitting57Durability62Team.521Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1958MidlandSophD-17662467170102854000000000.285.285.439.72410820246.261.154.154.3170.000.000.003.2530.7528.57
1958Cedar RapidsIIIB-1713459122016000000000.267.267.378.64517345.250.111.111.2840.000.000.002.2245.0025.00
1959Cedar RapidsIIIB-18893013676131825000000000.252.252.382.63411522301.232.130.130.2780.000.000.002.6637.6328.95
1960YakimaNwstA--1914047311415926728103000000000.336.336.598.93428361473.294.262.262.4090.000.000.005.9216.8938.36
1961VancouverPCLAAA-20137434751272361573000000000.293.293.477.77020744434.267.184.184.3350.000.000.003.4628.9334.65
1962TorontoILAAA-217926345711521046000000000.270.270.456.72612027263.241.186.186.3170.000.000.003.8026.3038.03
1962Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb292b-3b215014612283121601163820203.192.277.267.544396166.241.075.178.2559.6422.892.381.2073.0021.43
1963Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb19ss-3b22146518581211641150673710664748.234.289.344.63317831572.270.110.180.2826.4718.532.861.9247.0925.62
1964Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb19ss231515057914329520654268774471311.283.368.479.84724254588.296.196.335.36711.5613.101.133.4025.2537.76
1965Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb19ss2471181164413141813182811133.243.313.392.7057118202.267.149.238.3118.9113.861.561.9845.2540.91
1966Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl19ss2513845455114204156007718767789.251.355.412.76718739545.276.161.302.33813.0315.961.232.7530.2734.21
1967Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl19ss26129418379514373957656232357.227.333.325.65813624491.250.098.249.30313.2412.630.951.4359.7125.26
1968Houston AstrosNLMLBhou112b271505425613523665658648167266.249.334.347.68118835621.282.098.210.31310.3113.041.270.9790.3325.93
1969Houston AstrosNLMLBhou11ss281545537214925510902787874761213.269.369.387.75621440657.301.118.266.34313.2413.241.001.5255.3026.85
1970Houston AstrosNLMLBhou11ss29154562821712661392658280579108.304.392.441.83324845665.331.137.285.37112.3312.030.981.9543.2326.32
1971Houston AstrosNLMLBhou111b3014647557117263143455968256414.246.328.320.64815230547.282.074.196.29910.7912.431.150.18475.0025.64
1972Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin163b311404474110419295001587656828.233.322.345.66715430524.257.112.239.30911.0714.501.311.7249.6728.85
1973Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin11,163b32139241384610032611695324668.191.368.270.6386513322.225.079.365.30821.4316.460.770.9380.3328.26
1974Houston AstrosNLMLBhou111b-3b3330292310010041000101.103.206.138.3444134.150.035.172.17711.7629.412.500.000.0033.33
B Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1023464588151931000000000.254.254.382.63613225346.234.128.127.0000.000.000.002.6038.4428.41
D Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter662467170102854000000000.285.285.439.72410820246.261.154.154.0000.000.000.003.2530.7528.57
MLB Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter1598507160512702254010160634546988534654657399.250.343.370.71318783665934.280.120.254.00011.7614.371.221.7050.2128.82
Minor League Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter3561170234357641553222000000000.305.305.521.8266101321170.272.216.216.0000.000.000.004.5322.0836.97
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter21669712019838825119000000000.284.284.469.75332771697.257.185.185.0000.000.000.003.5927.8835.86
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter14047311415926728103000000000.336.336.598.93428361473.294.262.262.0000.000.000.005.9216.8938.36
Houston Astros Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter6342161269575101203028217252963261726243242.266.355.373.7288061512524.298.107.240.00011.7312.921.101.1972.0326.26
Milwaukee Braves Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter41813501653366111371491113139249139172025.249.321.393.7145301091528.277.144.245.0009.1016.301.792.4236.4932.44
Atlanta Braves Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter26787292209347229951413614999101316.240.345.370.715323631036.263.130.276.00013.1314.381.102.1239.6430.14
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2796887915029212761212712971014816.218.340.318.65821943846.246.100.283.00015.0115.251.021.4257.3328.67
Average MLB - Per 162 games162514611292341061357186557710.250.343.370.71319037602.280.120.254.00011.7614.371.221.7050.2128.82
Average Minor - Per 162 games16253210616229724101000000000.305.305.521.82627860532.272.216.216.0000.000.000.004.5322.0836.97

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1962Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb212B20--49472109896.9804.80------5040.012.3
1962Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb213B15--937244846.9583.07------5030.09.3
1962Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb21SS9--1625464541.9114.56------5018.05.6
1962Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb211B2--11--311111.0005.50------504.01.2
1962Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb21OF1--2---221.0002.00------502.00.6
1963Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb22SS82--120250945379370.9764.51------14656.250.6
1963Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb223B51--5896129166154.9283.02------14634.931.5
1963Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb222B22--5151312105102.9714.64------14615.113.6
1963Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb221B1--31-1441.0004.00------1460.70.6
1963Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb22OF1--2---221.0002.00------1460.70.6
1964Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb23SS141--2534222576700675.9644.79------15193.487.0
1964Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb232B15--2931286260.9684.00------1519.99.3
1964Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb233B6--12--331.0000.50------1514.03.7
1965Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb24SS54--65140722212205.9673.80------7176.133.3
1965Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb241B8--421-443431.0005.38------7111.34.9
1965Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb243B4--3521108.8002.00------715.62.5
1966Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl25SS106--1652822150468447.9554.22------13876.865.4
1966Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl253B39--3858349996.9702.46------13828.324.1
1966Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl251B7--251-226261.0003.71------1385.14.3
1967Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl26SS124--1813491965549530.9654.27------12996.176.5
1967Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl263B3--21--331.0001.00------1292.31.9
1968Houston AstrosNLMLBhou272B119--2692851047564554.9824.66------15079.373.5
1968Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27SS35--4592521142137.9653.91------15023.321.6
1968Houston AstrosNLMLBhou271B5--291-230301.0006.00------1503.33.1
1968Houston AstrosNLMLBhou273B4--36-1991.0002.25------1502.72.5
1969Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28SS131--1613562463541517.9563.95------15485.180.9
1969Houston AstrosNLMLBhou282B23--4247299189.9783.87------15414.914.2
1969Houston AstrosNLMLBhou281B9--529136261.9846.78------1545.85.6
1969Houston AstrosNLMLBhou283B1--22--441.0004.00------1540.60.6
1970Houston AstrosNLMLBhou29SS133--1923942866614586.9544.41------15486.482.1
1970Houston AstrosNLMLBhou292B21--5162114114113.9915.38------15413.613.0
1970Houston AstrosNLMLBhou293B5--141165.8331.00------1543.23.1
1970Houston AstrosNLMLBhou291B5--14---14141.0002.80------1543.23.1
1970Houston AstrosNLMLBhou29OF3--4---441.0001.33------1541.91.9
1971Houston AstrosNLMLBhou301B101--84559377907904.9978.95------14669.262.3
1971Houston AstrosNLMLBhou303B32--2441446965.9422.03------14621.919.8
1971Houston AstrosNLMLBhou30SS17--1640255856.9663.29------14611.610.5
1971Houston AstrosNLMLBhou302B5--711121918.9473.60------1463.43.1
1972Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin313B130-1091852581620359343.9552.640.31-----14092.984.4
1972Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin311B11-47402-542421.0003.820.89-----1407.97.1
1973Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin323B123-73368189919266257.9662.090.35-----13988.575.9
1973Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin32SS7-1443--771.0001.000.50-----1395.04.3
1973Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin322B5-3075-112121.0002.400.40-----1393.63.1
1973Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin321B1-11---111.0001.001.00-----1390.70.6
1974Houston AstrosNLMLBhou331B12--181-419191.0001.58------3040.07.4
1974Houston AstrosNLMLBhou333B7--216-118181.0002.57------3023.34.3
1974Houston AstrosNLMLBhou332B3--14--551.0001.67------3010.01.9
1974Houston AstrosNLMLBhou33SS2---2--221.0001.00------306.71.2
MLB Totals for SS - 12 season(s)-   SS841-141218235514441937173573.9614.25255.21-----8410.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 13 season(s)-   3B420-1824296715496410601011.9542.410.55-----4200.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 9 season(s)-   2B233-305065432110310701049.9804.5034.97-----2330.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 11 season(s)-   1B162-48108075410111591155.9977.1324.06-----1620.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF5--8---881.0001.60------50.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1962Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb21--220915---1-
1963Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb22--1228251---1-
1964Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb23---151416-----
1965Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb24--8-544-----
1966Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl25--7-10639-----
1967Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl26----1243-----
1968Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27--5119354-----
1969Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28--9231311-----
1970Houston AstrosNLMLBhou29--5211335---3-
1971Houston AstrosNLMLBhou30--10151732-----
1972Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31--11--130-----
1973Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin32--157123-----
1974Houston AstrosNLMLBhou33--12327-----

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1972Cincinnati RedsChamp. SeriesMLB31516141000004300000.250.400.313.7135120.308.063.31320.0015.000.750.000.0025.00
1972Cincinnati RedsWorld SeriesMLB31724120012002600000.083.154.208.3625126.059.125.2087.6923.083.003.8524.0050.00
1973Cincinnati RedsChamp. SeriesMLB3239120011001200000.222.300.556.8565110.167.334.44410.0020.002.0010.009.0050.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs825261011005500000.240.367.400.76710230.263.160.36016.6716.671.003.3325.0033.33
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs724120012002600000.083.154.208.3625126.059.125.2087.6923.083.003.8524.0050.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1977Burlington BeesMidwAMinormil36Manager1397168.5118.54 
1978Dunedin Blue JaysFSLA+Minortor37Manager1425983.41526.05 
1979Dunedin Blue JaysFSLA+Minortor38Manager1376869.49611.03 
1980Toronto Blue JaysALMLBMLBtor39First Base Coach1626795.41436.07Bobby Mattick
1981Toronto Blue JaysALMLBMLBtor40First Base Coach1063769.34923.57Bobby Mattick
1983Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou42Hitting Coach1628577.5256.03Bob Lillis
1984Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou43Hitting Coach1628082.49412.03Bob Lillis
1985Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou44Hitting Coach1628379.51212.03Bob Lillis
1986Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou45Hitting Coach1629666.593--1Hal LanierLost NLCS (Mets)
1987Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou46Hitting Coach1627686.46914.03Hal Lanier
1988Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou47Third Base Coach1628280.50612.55Hal Lanier
1989Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBMLBphi48Hitting Coach1626795.41426.06Nick Leyva
1990Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBMLBphi49Hitting Coach1627785.47518.05Nick Leyva
1991Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBMLBphi50Hitting Coach1627884.48120.03Nick Leyva,Jim Fregosi
1992Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBMLBphi51Hitting Coach1627092.43226.06Jim Fregosi
1993Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBMLBphi52Hitting Coach1629765.599--1Jim FregosiLost World Series (Blue Jays)
1994Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBMLBphi53Hitting Coach1155461.47020.54Jim Fregosi
1995Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBMLBphi54Hitting Coach1446975.47921.03Jim Fregosi
1996Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBMLBphi55Hitting Coach1626795.41429.05Jim Fregosi
1997Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin56Bench Coach1627686.4698.03Jack McKeon,Ray Knight
1998Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin57Bench Coach1627785.47525.04Jack McKeon
1999Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin58Bench Coach1639667.5891.52Jack McKeon
2000Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin59Bench Coach1628577.52510.02Jack McKeon
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
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* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1974-02-18TradeTraded by Reds to Astros for Pat Darcy and Cash. 
1971-11-29TradeTraded by Astros with Ed Armbrister, Cesar Geronimo, Jack Billingham and Joe Morgan to Reds for Jimmy Stewart, Tommy Helms and Lee May. 
1967-10-08TradeTraded by Braves with Denny Lemaster to Astros for Chuck Harrison and Sonny Jackson. 
1958-05-27ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Braves. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.