Shuichi Murata: Did You Know

Milestones

July 12, 2017 vs Yakult at Tokyo Dome –┬áMurata blasted the 351st home run of his career. The home run was also his 100th in a Yomiuri uniform. He is the twentieth player in NPB history to record at least 100 home runs with two teams, the sixth to accomplish the feat in Yomiuri franchise history, and the second to accomplish the feat in Yomiuri and Yokohama history (the other was Noboru Aota). He is the tweny-ninth player in Yomiuri franchise history to hit at least 100 home runs.

Source: Sponichi 7/13/2017

September 1, 2017 vs Yokohama at Yokohama Stadium – Murata was hit by a pitch in the eighth inning and became the fourth player in NPB history to record 150 HBPs.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/1/2017

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Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
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Orix 143 63 79 1
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