|Sports Played:||Baseball, Basketball, Football, Track and Field|
|Induction Year:||1961, Member of Court of Champions|
Jackie Robinson was a 4-sport superstar for PJC, leading his teams to conference and or state titles in each sport. In football, he holds a PJC record that can never be broken for longest run from scrimmage, 99 yards, and he held records that were not broken until 2001 for most touchdowns and most points in a season. In track and field, he broke his own older brother Mack Robinson's national community college record for the longest broad jump at 25 feet, 6-1/2 inches. After attending UCLA, he broke Major League Baseball's modern day color barrier in 1947 as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Robinson went on to a Hall of Fame career and is the only player in the game's history to have his number 42 retired by all teams in MLB. He is revered as the greatest athlete in community college sports history and many have hailed him as one of the most important figures of the 20th Century. He is a member of PCC's Court of Champions bust garden. PCC's football stadium is named after him and his brother Mack--Robinson Stadium--and the Lancers baseball team plays at off-campus Jackie Robinson Memorial Field, located at Brookside Park next to the Rose Bowl. UCLA's baseball field is named Jackie Robinson Stadium. Besides being a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame (1962) and selected to the first PCC Sports HOF class (in 1961), Robinson was inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame, the California Community College Athletic Association Hall of Fame, and UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame. (Robinson wore #30 in this shot from a PJC game in 1938).