Fred “Fiddler” MacDonald is the son of James L. Fiddler MacDonald who was a university athlete and a baseball pitcher. He married Patricia Bradley before joining the Canadian Army and serving at the Battle of Blenheim, 1945. After the war, Fiddler Senior worked at various jobs until finding full-time employment with Canada Post until his retirement. He and Pat had 14 children; a crib death resulted in raising 13 children, seven boys and six girls. This is their story as well as the story of a post-war East Coast city and the burgeoning sports teams of the area.