Japanese-born players have had a range of success in MLB. Twelve players have been selected to participate in the All-Star Game ; Ichiro Suzuki has made the most appearances with ten. In addition to these selections, Ichiro has won several prestigious MLB awards including the American League (AL) Rookie of the Year Award and the AL Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award in 2001, the All-Star Game MVP Award in 2007 and multiple Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Awards . Ichiro also holds the MLB record for the recording the most hits in a single season. Hideo Nomo was the only Japanese-born pitcher to throw a no-hitter until Hisashi Iwakuma accomplished the feat on August 12, 2015. Nomo threw two in total; the first came in 1996 and the last occurred in 2001. Eleven Japanese players have played in the World Series . Of these players, So Taguchi has won the most with two and Hideki Matsui is the only one to win the World Series MVP Award .