Julio Lugo Wiki – Julio Lugo Biography
Julio Lugo (born Julio Cesar Lugo) was a Dominican professional baseball player.
The Dominican-born shortstop who played for seven major league teams and won a World Series ring with the Boston Red Sox has died, his former team said Monday.
In a tweet, the Red Sox offered condolences to the Lugo family. No cause of death was given for Lugo.
He was 45 years old.
He was married to his wife, Sulky Lugo. In 2003, Lugo was arrested outside Minute Maid Park for misdemeanor assault against Mabely Lugo’s then-wife. Houston released him, and he was acquitted later that year. He and his wife, Sulky Lugo, have two sons. He was the older brother of baseball pitcher Ruddy Lugo. Ruddy also made it to the Majors, appearing in 102 games as a right-handed pitcher for Tampa Bay and Oakland from 2006-07.
He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Houston Astros (2000–2003), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2003–2006), Los Angeles Dodgers (2006), Boston Red Sox (2007–2009), St. Louis Cardinals (2009), Baltimore Orioles (2010) and Atlanta Braves (2011). He was the shortstop for the Red Sox’s 2007 World Series championship team.
Born in the Dominican Republic, his mother, a teacher, moved to New York City, where Lugo attended Fort Hamilton High School in Brooklyn. He attended Connors State College in Warner, Oklahoma.
The Houston Astros drafted him in the 43rd round of the 1994 MLB draft. In 1995, Lugo advanced through the minors and made his MLB debut for the Astros on April 15, 2000, at age 24.
In his 12 seasons (2000-2011) in Major League Baseball, Lugo hit .269/.333/.384 (87 OPS+) with 1,279 hits, 238 doubles, 34 triples, 80 home runs, 475 RBI, 688 runs, 198 stolen bases, and 13.5 WAR. He batted .385 in the 2007 World Series sweep of the Colorado Rockies.
Cause of Death
Former MLB shortstop Julio Lugo died on November 15, 2021, at 45; his family told Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes. Enrique Rojas wrote on Twitter: “Julio Lugo’s family told me of the death of the former MLB player, presumably due to a heart attack. Lugo was 45 years old. #RIP.”
The Red Sox issued the following statement: “The Red Sox mourn the loss of former shortstop and 2007 World Series Champion Julio Lugo. We send our thoughts and love to the Lugo family.”
The Tampa Bay Rays tweeted: “We are saddened to hear of the passing of former Devil Rays shortstop Julio Lugo. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time.” The cause of death is believed to be a heart attack, Lugo’s family told ESPN’s, Enrique Rojas.
Julio Lugo Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Julio Lugo has an estimated net worth of $20 million. On December 5, 2006, he signed a four-year, $36 million contract with the Boston Red Sox.