At different points in his career, this Dominican-born baseball infielder played for the Houston Astros, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and the Boston Red Sox, and also played single seasons with the L.A. Dodgers, St. Louis Cardinals, Baltimore Orioles, and Atlanta Braves.
He played for the Fort Hamilton High School (New York) baseball team and went on to become a star player on the Connors State College (Oklahoma) team.
He ended his career with a .269 batting average and a tally of 80 home runs.
Natives of Barahona, Dominican Republic, he and his professional baseball pitcher brother, Ruddy Lugo, spent a large portion of their youths in New York City. With his wife, Mabely, Julio Lugo raised sons named Julio and Josmael.
In 2007, reacting to Lugo's poor performance, Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona re-assigned Lugo to the bottom of the team's batting lineup.