Darrell Evans
Darrell Evans
Year: 1966-1967
Sports Played: Baseball, Basketball

Darrell Evans is the ultimate in Pasadena City College legends. His PCC story by itself puts him as one of the greatest athletes in California Community College history. Evans is the only junior college athlete to captain state championship teams in two different sports in the same school year. He accomplished the feat in 1966-1967 as he played on legendary head coach Jerry Tarkanian's Lancers state champion basketball team as a starting guard. He was an All-Western State Conference third baseman on PCC's '67 state champion baseball team. Signed by the Atlanta Braves in 1969, he went on to play a splendid 21-year career in Major League Baseball for three teams. A two-time All-Star, Evans became the first player to ever hit 40 home runs in a season in both the National and American Leagues for Atlanta and then Detroit. He was the oldest player to hit 40 homers in a season and he led the AL in dingers when he was age 38 for Detroit in 1985. In 1984, he helped the Tigers win the World Series title. Evans hit 414 home runs in his career. He is No. 12 on the all-time walks list with 1,605. In 1974, he was part of one MLB's most iconic moments as he was on base when Henry Aaron hit his famous 715th home run to break Babe Ruth's record for most career home runs. Evans was inducted into the state's CCCAA Hall of Fame in 1988. A bronze bust in his image is located on campus in the Dick Ratliff Court of Champions.