Miguel Sotelo

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Miguel Sotelo
Pitcher/Manager
Born: (1933-05-22) May 22, 1933 (age 84)
Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Arizona–Texas League debut
1953, for the Águilas de Mexicali (as player)
Last Mexican League appearance
1990, for the Olmecas de Tabasco (as manager)
Teams
Mexican League (as player)
Career highlights and awards

Miguel Sotelo is a former Mexican pitcher and manager who spent more than 25 years in professional baseball.

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.

One year later he made his Mexican League debut with the Tigres del México. He also played for the Cañeros de Los Mochis and in his first year had a record of 18-6 with 13 consecutive wins.

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.

Managerial achievements[edit]

League Club Country Season
Mexican Baseball League Broncos de Reynosa Mexico México 1967–1968

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