The 60-year-old native of Guaymas, Sonora was enshrined in Monterrey in 2002 after a 27-year playing career that ended with an LMB-record 3,004 hits and 488 doubles. Sommers hit .291 over 2,908 games for 13 teams (!) between 1970 and 1996, topping the .300 mark nine times. He also spent 25 winters playing for eight teams in the Mexican Pacific League, where Sommers stands seventh on the all-time list with 1,073 hits and fourth with 175 doubles. He is the son of former Negro League player Lonnie Sommers.
Monday, May 3, 2010
PETROS BRING IN HALL OF FAMER SOMMERS AS MANAGER
The Minatitlan Petroleros fired Miguel Cazarin as manager last weekend, replacing him with Salon de la Fama infielder Jesus “El Guapo” Sommers. The Oilers were 14-24 and in sixth place in the LMB South when Cazarin was let go after a 7-3 home loss to Veracruz on Friday, but won their first two games under Sommers on Saturday and Sunday heading into Monday’s travel day.