According to his manager Leo Durocher, “This guy didn’t just come to play.
He come to beat ya.” In their response to Jackie Robinson, African Americans rejected “separate but equal” status and embraced integration.
He criticized the slow pace of baseball integration and objected to the Jim Crow practices in the Southern states where most clubs held spring training.
Robinson led other ballplayers in urging baseball to use its economic power to desegregate Southern towns, hotels and ballparks.
Because most baseball teams integrated relatively calmly, the “Jackie Robinson experiment” provided an important example of successful desegregation to ambivalent white southern political and business leaders.
Having watched baseball integrate through a combination of individual black achievements, white goodwill, economic persuasion and public outspokenness, Robinson, when he retired from baseball in 1957, sought to bring the same tactics to bear on increasing African American employment opportunities.
His success encouraged the integration of professional football, basketball, and tennis, while the Negro Leagues, which in a sense depended on segregation, began an irreversible decline, losing ballplayers, spectators and reporters.
222 episodes of Roseanne have aired, concluding the ninth season.
Roseanne is summoned to a parent/teacher conference after Darlene has been barking in class.
Stressed from the pressures of coping with home and work, she lashes out at Dan for not doing his share.
Note: This episode is the only one in which Sal Barone played DJ Conner. Date night for Dan and Roseanne turns into a brush with divorce, after they run into an old friend who has just been through one.
Dan begins to fear the worst about their marriage and decides to put their relationship under a microscope.