Atlanta Braves owner Ted Turner for one year as a result of tampering charges in the Gary Matthews free agent signing. Despite the ruling, Matthews will remain with the Braves. MLB History1912 - Charles Ebbets announces the purchase of 4.5 acres to build a 23,000 seat concrete and steel ballpark. Ebbets Field will be completed in just over a year and its opening will be held on April 9 Dennis Santana T-Shirt, 1913. 1992 - Free agent starter Frank Viola agrees to a deal with the Boston Red Sox. 2002 - The Oakland Athletics sign catcher Scott Hatteberg to a one-year deal. 2010 - Edwin Encarnacion is discharged from a hospital in Miami, one day after he was admitted to treat facial burns received when a firecracker exploded near him in a New Year Day celebration in the Dominican Republic. 2020 - The White Sox and Luis Robert agree to a six-year, $50 million extension which also includes a pair of option years valued at $20 million each. 2020 - Major League Baseball suspends Yankees pitcher Domingo German for 81 games for violating the league domestic abuse policy. It is the longest suspension given to a player who was not facing criminal charges Hoyt Wilhelm T-Shirt. Information for this article was found via Baseball Reference, NationalPastime.com and Today in Baseball History.