|Massachusetts Hall of Fame|
Donald Kaddy had a relatively short career as a top horseshoe pitcher, from 1956 until ill health forced him to retire from competitive pitching after the 1969 season. His record during this period was impressive.
During this eleven-year span Don won the Massachusetts State Championship twice, in 1968, the New England Championship once, the Mass. Open once, the Keene Open once, the Western Mass. Invitational seven consecutive times, and the Fitchburg City Championship five consecutive times.
Don's best year was 1968, when he won the Mass. State, New England and Western Mass. Titles and placed second in the Mass. Open.
Between 1962 and 1969 Don also placed second four times and third once in the State championships, had three seconds, two thirds, and on fourth place finish in the New England's, and consistently finished high in the standings in other events.
Don's ringer percentage for seven Massachusetts Championships stood at 70%, and averaged 67% ringers for eight Western Mass. Events. His best single tournament average was in the 1966 State event when he averaged 78% but finished second to the legendary Edgar Landry.