Denis Menke

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Denis John Menke (July 21, 1940 – December 1, 2020) was a professional baseball 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.

Menke died at his home in Tarpon Springs, Florida on December 1, 2020 at the age of 80.[3]

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  1. "Denis Menke Stats".
  2. "Denis Menke".
  3. "Kossuth County Baseball Legend Denis Menke has Died". KLGA Algona Radio. Archived from the original on December 8, 2020. Retrieved December 7, 2020.