May 22, 1933 |
Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
|Arizona–Texas League debut|
|1953, for the Águilas de Mexicali (as player)|
|Last Mexican League appearance|
|1990, for the Olmecas de Tabasco (as manager)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Sotelo debuted in 1953 with the Águilas de Mexicali club of the Arizona–Texas League. The following year he was under the orders of George Genovese in a minor league team in Hutchinson, Kansas Pittsburgh Pirates lower division club. In 1955, he then was transferred to the Arizona–Mexico League where he excelled with the Cananea BBC pitching a no-hitter against the Phoenix Stars.
In the 1962-1963 season, while playing for the Naranjeros de Hermosillo, he pitched a no hitter against the Navajo BBC. He retired in 1967 with a total of 133 win 115 losses in the Mexican League and with a record of 130-88 in the winter Mexican Pacific League.
Sotelo started his managerial career in 1968 with the Tecolotes de Nuevo Laredo, and later managed for the Broncos de Reynosa (1969–1970), Alijadores de Tampico (1971), Pericos de Puebla (1972), Sultanes de Monterrey (1973–1976; 1986), Mineros de Coahuila (1977), Tecolotes de Nuevo Laredo (1978), Rojos del Águila de Veracruz (1979–1980), Olmecas de Tabasco (1987; 1990) and Acereros de Monclova (1988). In 1969 he guided Reynosa to win the league championship.
In 1985, Sotelo was enshrined in the Mexican Professional Baseball Hall of Fame.
|Mexican Baseball League||Broncos de Reynosa||México||1967–1968|