Denis Menke

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Denis John Menke is a former major league infielder. He was born on July 23, 1940, in Bancroft, Iowa.[1] He was signed by the Milwaukee Braves in 1958.[2] He came to the major leagues in 1962. He became a regular player in 1963. He was traded with Denny Lemaster to the Astros in 1967. He played for Houston for four years, and was elected to the All-Star team as a backup player twice. He was then part of an eight-player trade the Astros made with the Reds. The trade was Menke, Ed Armbrister, Jack Billingham, Cesar Geronimo, and future Hall-of-Famer Joe Morgan for All-star Lee May, All-star Tommy Helms, and Jimmy Stewart. He played in the 1972 World Series. He batted .083 in 24 at-bats.

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