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Lenny Dykstra

Leonard Kyle "Lenny" Dykstra ( /ˈdaɪkstrə/; born February 10, 1963), nicknamed "Nails" and "Dude", is a former Major League Baseball center fielder. Dykstra played for the New York Mets during the late 1980s before playing for the Philadelphia Phillies during the early 1990s. Dykstra was signed by the Mets as a 13th round draft pick in 1981. A star in the minors, in 1983 he led the Carolina League in at-bats, runs, hits, triples, batting average, and stolen bases with 105, which was a league record for 17 years. That season, he batted .358 with 8 HR, 81 RBI, and 105 stolen bases while recording 107 walks against just 35 strikeouts. He was consequently named the Carolina League's MVP. Dykstra soon emerged as one of the Mets' prized prospects, and while playing in AA in 1984, he befriended fellow outfielder and teammate Billy Beane. Beane would later say that Dykstra was "perfectly designed, emotionally" to play baseball and that he had "no concept of failure." According to Beane, his first comments upon seeing Steve Carlton warming up on the mound were, "Shit, I'll stick him." In 1985, Dykstra was deemed ready for the Major Leagues, and he was promoted to the Mets when the team's

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Lenny Dykstra -- Officials Re-Opening Investigation Into Fight With Cops

Lenny Dykstra
Officials Re-Opening Investigation Into Fight With Cops

Lenny Dykstra's allegations that he was beaten to a pulp in his jail cell have struck a chord with officials -- who tell TMZ Sports investigators are re-examining their case.We broke the story ...… READ MORE >

Lenny Dykstra -- I Was SAVAGELY BEATEN By Cops In L.A. County Jail

Lenny Dykstra
I Was SAVAGELY BEATEN By Cops ... In L.A. County Jail

Lenny Dykstra claims he was beaten within an inch of his life while in custody at L.A. County Jail ... and the former MLB great says his attackers were corrupt cops ... this according to legal… READ MORE >

- 268 days ago
Lenny Dykstra -- Released from Prison

Lenny Dykstra
Released from Prison

Former MLB star Lenny Dykstra is finally a free man after serving 6.5 months behind bars for bankruptcy fraud, TMZ has learned.Dykstra was released from Victorville Federal Correctional Complex in… READ MORE >

- 554 days ago
Lenny Dykstra -- Mug Shot ... Old Gray Beard

Lenny Dykstra
Mug Shot Old Gray Beard

Looks like Lenny Dykstra's going full Gandalf for his jaunt in the pokey -- TMZ obtained his never-before-seen mug shot ... and the former MLB star is sporting the makings of a fierce gray… READ MORE >

- 672 days ago
Lenny Dykstra Pleads Guilty to Bankruptcy Fraud

Lenny Dykstra
PLEADS GUILTY To Bankruptcy Fraud

Smoldering MLB train wreck Lenny Dykstra just pled guilty to three federal crimes -- and now faces an additional 20 years in prison ... on top of what he's ALREADY serving for grand theft… READ MORE >

- 896 days ago
Lenny Dykstra, Conrad Murray, James Debarge -- Jailbird Homies

Dykstra, Murray, Debarge
Jailbird Homies!

Conrad Murray and James DeBarge just got a new friend -- Lenny Dykstra is now held up next to them in the L.A. County Jail's celebrity wing.Dykstra -- who is serving time for assault with a deadly… READ MORE >

- 965 days ago
Lenny Dykstra -- Jail Time for Craigslist Knife Attack

Lenny Dykstra
Jail Time for Craigslist Knife Attack

More slammertime for disgraced baseball star Lenny Dykstra ... Nails has just been sentenced to 3 months in L.A. County Jail for allegedly holding a knife to a woman's throat. Dykstra pleaded no… READ MORE >

- 982 days ago
Lenny Dykstra -- Tax Lien Is the Latest Problem for Former MLB Star

Lenny Dykstra
Tax Lien Just the Latest Problem for Former Baseball Star

More bad news for former baseball player Lenny Dykstra -- not only was he just sentenced to three years behind bars for felony grand theft auto, but he's currently in debt to the state… READ MORE >

- 1021 days ago
Lenny Dykstra Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

Lenny Dykstra
Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

Baseball legend Lenny Dykstra has been sentenced to three years in California state prison in his grand theft auto case.The former New York Mets outfielder had asked the judge to allow him to… READ MORE >

- 1026 days ago
Lenny Dykstra Begs Judge -- PLEASE Let Me Go to Gary Carter's Funeral

Lenny Dykstra Begs Judge:
PLEASE Let Me Go to Gary Carter's Funeral

Disgraced MLB star Lenny Dykstra desperately wants to attend the Florida funeral of his former NY Mets teammate Gary Carter ... and has filed documents with the judge BEGGING him to travel even… READ MORE >

- 1037 days ago

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