May 23, 2017

Frederick Norman "Pat" Ankenman

Born in Houston, Texas on December 23, 1912, Pat Ankenman was an American major league baseball player for the St. Louis Cardinals (1936) and Brooklyn Dodgers (1943–1944). He made his MLB debut as a second baseman on April 16, 1936 for the Cardinals but after a few games was sent back down to the minors.

He served as manager in the minors for the New Orleans Pelicans (1942) and in 1943 was called back up to the majors as a second baseman/shortstop for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He remained with the Dodgers for only a year before returning to the minors in a coaching position. He managed the Oklahoma City Indians from 1947-1948 after which he left the sport entirely. He died on January 13, 1989 and buried in Houston's Memorial Oaks Cemetery.

GPS Coordinates
29° 46.853, -095° 36.937

Section 8
Memorial Oaks Cemetery
Houston

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