Julio Cesar Lugo was a Dominican professional baseball shortstop know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Cause of Death and Career Earnings.
|Birthdate||16 November 1975|
|Died||15 November 2021|
|Place of Birth||Barahona, Dominican Republic|
|Parents||Name not Known|
|Net Worth||$3 Million|
|Last Update||Nonember 2021|
Julio Cesar Lugo was a Dominican professional baseball shortstop. Lugo was the older brother of baseball pitcher Ruddy Lugo.Lugo died of a heart attack on November 15, 2021, a day before his 46th birthday. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Houston Astros, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Baltimore Orioles and Atlanta Braves.
Early Life and Family
Julio Cesar was Born on 16 November 1975.Lugo attended Fort Hamilton High School in Brooklyn, New York, where he batted .350. He also played sandlot baseball for the Youth Service League in Brooklyn, New York whose alumni include Manny Ramírez and Shawon Dunston. Lugo starred at Connors State College in Warner, Oklahoma.
Julio Lugo Wife
Julio Lugo married with wife Surki. The couple have a son and two daughters together. He also had an older son with his former spouse.On April 30, 2003, Lugo was arrested outside Minute Maid Park after an incident in which he allegedly hit his wife. He was formally charged with misdemeanor assault, and later acquitted after his wife testified he did not mean to hurt her.
Julio Lugo Net Worth
Julio Cesar Lugo was a Dominican professional baseball shortstop had an estimated Net Worth around $3 Million in 2021.
The Houston Astros selected Lugo in the 43rd round of the 1994 MLB draft. He signed with them on May 17, 1995.Lugo made his MLB debut with the Astros on April 15, 2000. After Lugo was arrested for assaulting his wife in May 2003,the Astros released him.
After being released by the Astros in 2003, Lugo was signed by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays where he hit 15 home runs during the season, including four home runs over four nights in a four-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays in late September.
On December 5, 2006, Lugo signed a four-year, $36 million contract with the Boston Red Sox.Lugo was brought on to bat leadoff, but was moved by manager Terry Francona to the bottom part of the order primarily due to his inability to consistently get on base. From June 15 to July 3 Lugo went 0–31 from the plate. Since 1996, only one other Major League player with more than 250 at bats 80 games into the season has had a lower batting average: Greg Vaughn, .163 for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2002.
On March 17, 2009, Lugo underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee to repair a torn meniscus cartilage. Lugo was expected to be out for three to four weeks. Upon his return, Lugo got off to a slow start and was on a day-to-day playing rotation with fellow shortstop Nick Green.
Lugo signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves on May 23, 2011.He had his contract purchased on June 21. On July 26, Lugo was involved in a controversial play that ended the game in the 19th inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Braves and Pirates were tied at 3 with runners on the corners, and Lugo was on third base. Scott Proctor hit a grounder to Pedro Alvarez.
Alvarez threw quickly to Michael McKenry, who tagged Lugo. However, home plate umpire Jerry Meals called Lugo safe, which allowed him to score the game-winning run. As the Braves were celebrating, Clint Hurdle argued the call.The Braves released Lugo on September 2, 2011.On January 21, 2012, Lugo agreed to a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians with an invitation to Spring Training. On January 30, the deal was reported to have fallen apart and he remained a free agent.