Thursday, February 8, 2018

Ben Kramer

Benjamin "Red" Kramer
Played under the name Ben Schulman for Bridgeton in 1934-35

May 3, 1913
Chelsea, MA

February 3, 1999
Davie, FL

1933-34 Long Island University (College)
1934-35 Long Island University (College)
1934-35 Bridgeton (EBL)- as Ben Schulman
1935-36 Long Island University (College)
1936-37 Long Island University (College)
1936-37 New York Jewels (ABL)
1936-37 New York Celtics (ABL)
1937-38 New York Celtics (ABL)
1938-39 Troy Haymakers (ABL)
1938-39 Kingston Colonials (ABL)
1939-40 Kingston Colonials (ABL)
1939-40 Washington Brewers (ABL)
1940-41 Washington Brewers (ABL)
1941-42 Washington Brewers (ABL)
1942-43 Harrisburg Senators (ABL)
1942-43 New York Jewels (ABL)
1943-44 Wilmington Blue Bombers (ABL)
1944-45 Baltimore Bullets (ABL) Head coach
1944-45 Wilmington Bombers (ABL)
1946-47 Troy Celtics (ABL)

Kramer was one the best players in the game at his time. He was a star at LIU, and during his sophomore season, he played professionally in the Eastern League under an assumed name. LIU was one of the greatest college teams of the era, going 105-6 during Kramer's four years there. At one time, they had rattled off 43 consecutive wins.

Kramer played for ten seasons in the ABL and died in 1999.

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