Bob Lillis was the shortstop on the 1949 PCC baseball team that won the National JCAA regional championship as well as the Western State Conference title. PCC went 29-7 that season. After earning a scholarship to USC, Lillis embarked on a 10-year Major League Baseball career as a middle infielder with three teams, including the Los Angeles Dodgers (1958-1960). He was an original member of the Houston Colt .45's in 1962. Lillis spent 24 years in the Houston organization, managing the Astros from 1982-1985 and compiling a winning record. He was a coach on Houston's first two playoff teams in 1980-1981. Lillis was part of the inaugural PCC Sports Hall of Fame Class of 1961.