Arthur Lee Kranson
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 180 lb.
- Debut 1937
- Final Game 1940
- Born July 24, 1913 in Natchitoches, LA USA
- Died September 1, 1967 in Alameda, CA USA
Floyd Kranson was a Negro League pitcher. He broke in with the Kansas City Monarchs in 1935. He went 2-0 in 1936 against other top-flight black teams; Kansas City was not in an organized Negro League that year. Kranson allowed four runs on four hits and a walk in two innings in the 1936 East-West Game after replacing Sug Cornelius; he was the worst West hurler in a 10-2 loss.
Kranson split 1937 between Kansas City (0-1) and the Memphis Red Sox (5-4). He was 0-1 in a postseason series against the Chicago American Giants. In 1938, he was 3-2, followed by a 1-1 campaign in 1939, both years spent with Kansas City.
Kranson wound up his career in 1940 with the Monarchs, going 5-1. His 3.55 RA was fourth in the Negro American League behind Jack Matchett, Gene Bremer and Hilton Smith. He also tied Matchett and Bremer for third in wins.
- All-Star (1936)
- NAL Shutouts Leader (1938)
- The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues by James Riley
- The Complete Book of Baseball's Negro Leagues by John Holway
- Black Baseball's National Showcase by Larry Lester