Before leaving Cooperstown, Mark met Chris Peretin outside the entrance to the Baseball Hall of Fame. In their conversation, Mark learned some really interesting things about Chris – who also works at the HOF. Chris told Mark that he is the proud father-in-law of Tommy Kahnle, who currently is a relief pitcher for the White Sox! (Having a great season, may I add.) Mark asked Chris to have his photo taken with him and Chris was very obliging. As the famous “Voice of the Yankees” announcer Mel Allen from the 1940s, 50s, and 60s would frequently say, “Now, how about that?”
GO TOMMY KAHNLE!
GO CHRIS PERETIN!
GO WHITE SOX!
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.