On April 24, 2017, Dr. Mark Pienkos presented principal, Jill Saltzmann, the Washington Caldwell School Board and the school library with a copy of his new book, 1917-2017-One Hundred Years of White Sox Baseball: Highlighting the Great 1917 World Series Championship Team. The school library is excited to add this to the library collection!
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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.