Jackie Robinson through the years
A look at the multiple-sport athlete from his playing days at Muir High in Pasadena, to his glory days at UCLA to the breaking of the color barrier in Major League Baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
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No. 1 on any list of most important and admired Southland athletes is Jackie Robinson -- but he was cool too. The Pasadena star went on to play football, basketball and baseball at UCLA as well as compete on the track team.