Floyd Kranson

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Arthur Lee Kranson

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 180 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

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.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • All-Star (1936)
  • NAL Shutouts Leader (1938)


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