July 12, 2017 vs Yakult at Tokyo Dome – Murata 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
Murata donated one million yen (10,000 yen for each hit at 100 hits this year) to the Kanagawa Children’s Medical Center on December 26, 2017. He has been donating money towards neonatal care since 2008.
Source: Daily Sports 12/26/2017