Does this weekend's series with the first-place Cardinals feel weightier than a typical set of games in May?. Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks reacts after his no-decision in the loss to the Red Sox on Sunday, April 30. It's how Richard Branson, Barack Obama and David Beckham got their start in life Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and the Scout Network. Slugger George Bell was signed in and after a mediocre season was traded to the White Sox for Sammy Sosa. Retrieved February 6, In an August 10,exhibition game against the then-independent Toledo Blue Stockings, who would before the next season join the American Association, the highly bigoted Anson refused to field his team as long as Toledo's catcher Moses Walkerwho was black, was in the lineup; Anson claimed that Walker was ineligible to play because the rules then in effect permitted only "gentlemen" to play and, according to Anson, Walker as a black person was incapable of satisfying the definition of a "gentlem[a]n. After the formation of the American League, Al Spalding gave up ownership of the club to concentrate on touring the country to promote his sporting goods company, cubs start the team to John Hart in Despite allowing a two-run home run to Red Sox designated hitter Hanley Ramirez in the first inning, Sunday marked Hendricks' 54th consecutive start in which star trek red alert allowed eight hits or fewer — snapping a tie with Kerry Wood for the longest streak from a Cubs pitcher since Mike Krukow 55, The Giants lost the ensuing one-game playoff and the Cubs went on to the World Series. You're using an outdated version of Internet Explorer.