Mark Pienkos and his wife, Ann, were featured in the June 2017 edition of The Meadoword news magazine. The Meadoword is published monthly by The Meadows Community Association and is intended to provide information and education for Meadows Residents.
The Meadows is a wonderful community in Sarasota, Florida, with a population of 4,000 residents. The Greater Sarasota Area boasts a population of nearly 55,000 people. The area features a number of attractive venues including world class beaches, a wide variety of rich cultural and performing arts, world-class golf courses, baseball spring training, plus restaurants & shopping galore.
Mark was asked to share thoughts on his new book, "1917-2017: One Hundred Years of White Sox Baseball." Interviewed by assistant editor, Carlene Cobb, the author shared his passion not only for White Sox baseball, but also he and his wife, Ann's, pride in their Polish heritage.
Mark was honored to be interviewed for The Meadoword!
Dr. Mark Pienkos was born in Chicago. His parents were Stella and Edward who worked in factories to support their family of three boys. Mark’s mother only attended school through the 8th grade, while his father went to one year of high school. Mark’s oldest brother, Don, is professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Political Science and his other brother, Edward, is a surgeon specializing in urology.