Sotokoba pitched for the Carp for 15 seasons from 1965 to 1979. He threw three no hitters (including one perfect game) in his career, which ties him with Eiji Sawamura for most in Japanese baseball history. Sotokoba actually had a losing record for his career (131-138) due to having pitched his first nine years or so with some truly bad Carp teams.
|2012 BBM No-Hitters #40 - Commemorating his first no-hitter|
|1975-76 Calbee #222|
|1976 Yanakatsu JY-1|
|1984 Takara Carp #24|
|1989 Calbee #302|
|2008 BBM Japanese National Team #JPN04|