Mabel Lugo was the ex-wife of Julio Lugo, 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.
Mabel Lugo was the First wife of Julio Lugo
Julio Lugo’s first wife with Mabel ended in divorce in early 2000. On April 30, 2003, Lugo was arrested outside Minute Maid Park after an incident in which he allegedly hit his wife during an altercation in their vehicle as she drove him to Minute Maid Park, where he was to play in a game for the Astros. Julio was accused of punching her and slamming her head against the vehicle. He was formally charged with misdemeanor assault and later acquitted after his wife testified he did not mean to hurt her.
“I told everybody from the first day that when the true facts came out, everything would be fine,” Julio Lugo said. “My wife told the truth (Tuesday) and (Wednesday) I was found not guilty.”
The couple had one son. Lugo’s second wife was Surki with whom he had one son and two daughters.
Julio Lugo Death & Cause
Lugo died of a heart attack on November 15, 2021, a day before his 46th birthday. His 12 MLB seasons included stints with the Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, and St. Louis Cardinals
He won the World Series with the Red Sox in 2007, his first year with the team, and hit .237 that year with 73 RBI and 135 hits. In that World Series sweep against the Rockies, Lugo went 5-for-13 with two runs scored.
The MLB wrote in a tribute, “Julio Lugo, who played 12 MLB seasons for 7 teams, has passed away at the age of 45. He most notably won a World Series ring with the Red Sox in 2007.”
“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 Red Sox wrote in a 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. pic.twitter.com/CBtKLitXMf
— Red Sox (@RedSox) November 15, 2021