Julio Lugo Bio, Net Worth, Married, Wife, Death, Cause of Death, Family, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Age, Height, Wiki, Facts, Contract, Kids
Julio Cesar Lugo, professionally known as Julio Lugo was a Dominican professional baseball player. A veteran shortstop Lugo played 12 seasons in MLB, winning a World Series with Boston Red Sox in 2007. He started his MLB career from Houston Astros and later played for Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Baltimore Orioles, and Atlanta Braves.
The veteran MLB star, Lugo died of a heart attack on 15 November 2021.
What is Julio Lugo Famous For?
- A shortstop star who played 12 seasons in MLB.
- Won World Series with Boston Red Sox in 2007.
Where was Julio Lugo From?
Julio Lugo was born on 16 November 1975. His birth name is Julio Cesar Lugo. His birth place is in Barahona in the Dominican Republic. He holds Dominican nationality. Information about his parents is not available. He had a brother named Ruddy Lugo. He belonged to mixed ethnicity and his religion is Christianity.
He attended Fort Hamilton High School in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. He played baseball for Fort Hamilton as well as in the Youth Service League in Brooklyn. After high school, he played college baseball at Connors State College, Oklahoma.
Julio Lugo Career
- Julio Lugo was selected by the Houston Astros in the 43rd round of the 1994 MLB Draft.
- He signed with the Astros only in May 1995.
- He made his professional debut with the Class A Short Season team Auburn Astros in the New York-Penn League in 1995.
- He appeared in 59 games for the team with a .291 batting average with one home run and 16 runs batted in (RBIs).
- He reached the Triple-A level in 2000 with the New Orleans Zephyrs.
- He was promoted to the major-league Astros.
- He made his MLB debut on 15 April 2000.
- He played in 116 games in the 2000 season batting .283 with 10 home runs and 40 RBIs.
- He played in 140 games batting .263 with 10 home runs and 37 RBIs in the 2001 season.
- He batted .261 with 8 home runs and 35 RBIs in 88 games in the 2002 season.
- He appeared in fewer games after he broke his left arm in mid-August. He was hit by a pitch from Kerry Wood of the Chicago Cubs.
- He appeared in 22 games in the 2003 season before being released by the Astros. He was designated for assignment after he was arrested and charged with assaulting his wife in April 2003.
- Overall, Lugo appeared in 366 games for the Astros batting .268 with 28 home runs and 114 RBIs.
- He signed with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in May 2003.
- The charges against him were acquitted in July 2003 after his then-wife testified that she had instigated the incident and he did not intend to hurt her.
- He appeared in 117 games for the Devil Rays in the 2003 season batting .275 with 15 home runs and 53 RBIs.
- He played in 157 games in the 2004 season batting .275 with 7 home runs and 75 RBIs.
- In the 2005 season, he played in 158 games batting .295 with 6 home runs and 57 RBIs.
- He appeared in 73 games for the Devil Rays in the 2006 season before being traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
- Overall, he played in 505 games for the Devil Rays batting .287 average with 40 home runs and 212 RBIs.
- He was traded at the 2006 trade deadline to the Los Angeles Dodgers for infielder Joel Guzman and minor-league outfielder Sergio Pedroza.
- That season, he appeared in 49 games for the Dodgers batting .219 and 10 RBIs.
- He batted 1-for-4 in two games as the Dodger lost the 2006 National League Division Series to the New York Mets.
- He became a free agent in October 2006.
- He signed a four-year contract worth $36 million with the Boston Red Sox in December 2006.
- He played in 147 games in the 2007 season batting .237 with 8 home runs and 73 RBIs.
- The Red Sox defeated Colorado Rockies to win the World Series.
- His 2008 season ended in July after he injured his left quad running out of a hit. He was placed on the disabled list.
- He played in 82 games that season batting .268 with one home run and 22 RBIs.
- He underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee to repair a torn meniscus cartilage in March 2009.
- He was designated for assignment by the Red Sox in July 2009.
- He was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in July 2009.
- He batted .277 with two home runs and 13 RBIs in 51 games in the 2009 season.
- He was traded to the Baltimore Orioles in April 2010.
- He batted .249 in 93 games with no home runs and 20 RBIs in the 2010 season.
- He signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves in May 2011.
- The Braves released him in September 2011.
- He signed a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians in January 2012.
- However, the deal fell apart and was released by the Indians.
- He then retired from baseball.
- He came out of retirement and played for the Peoria Explorers of the Independent Freedom Pro League in 2013.
Who is Julio Lugo Wife?
Julio Lugo was a married man. He was married to Surki Lugo. The couple got married in 2007 and shared three children together, one son and two daughters. He also had a son from his previous marriage with Mabel.
How Did Julio Lugo Die: Cause of Death?
Julio Lugo died of a heart attack on 15 November 2021. He died a day before his 46th birthday.
How Tall was Julio Lugo?
Julio Lugo stood at the height of 1.78 m. He had a body weight of around 79 kg. He had an athletic body build. His eye color was dark brown and his hair color was black. His sexual orientation was straight.
What is Julio Lugo Net Worth?
Julio Lugo was a former professional baseball player who played 12 seasons in MLB. He was paid a handsome salary while he was in his peak of his career. Around the time of his death, his net worth was estimated at around $20 million.
Did You Know?
- He was inducted to the Connors State College athletic hall of fame in 2013.