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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 -- I'm a Male Gigolo ... I'll Bang for Money (AUDIO)

Lenny Dykstra
I'm a Male Gigolo ... I'll Bang for Money

Ever dreamed of having sex with Lenny Dykstra? Well, now you can (maybe) ... if you've got the cash.  The former MLB great appeared on The Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM and essentially said… READ MORE >

Lenny Dykstra -- Strippers & Lap Dances ... At NYC Book Party! (PHOTO GALLERY)

Lenny Dykstra
Strippers & Lap Dances ... At NYC Book Party

A bunch of strippers got advanced copies of Lenny Dykstra's new autobiography at a party in NYC Tuesday night and the reviews are in ... IT'S A BOOK!  Here are some pics from the party at… READ MORE >

- 8 days ago
Lenny Dykstra's Son -- Sorry, Dad ... You're Not a Hall of Famer (VIDEO)

Lenny Dykstra's Son
Sorry, Dad ... You're Not a Hall of Famer

File this one under: Kid's Say The Darndest Things. Lenny Dykstra's son Cutter must be a summa cum laude graduate of Keepin' It Real University ... and not even family is immune to his straight… READ MORE >

- 172 days ago
Lenny Dykstra -- Call Me Stripper Santa ... Bring On the Bad Girls

Lenny Dykstra
Call Me Stripper Santa ... Bring On the Bad Girls

Santa got some ass Wednesday night.  Here's video of Lenny Dykstra ... dressed as St. Nick ... getting felt up and down by a bunch of strippers at Vivid Cabaret in NYC.  After cracking… READ MORE >

- 196 days ago
Lenny Dykstra -- I Think I Have Brain Damage ... Sues for $15 Mil

Lenny Dykstra
I Think I Have Brain Damage ... Sues for $15 Mil

Ex-MLB great Lenny Dykstra says he may have suffered brain damage from the alleged beating he took at the hands of corrupt cops during his stint in L.A. County jail ... and now he wants $15… READ MORE >

- 220 days ago
Lenny Dykstra -- MLB Umpires Call BS On Extortion ... 'He's Full of Sh*t'

Lenny Dykstra
MLB Umpires Call BS On Extortion ... 'He's Full of Sh*t'

Lenny Dykstra was lying through his teeth when he claimed he would blackmail MLB umpires into giving him favorable calls during his playing days ... this according to SEVERAL umps.  The drama… READ MORE >

- 246 days ago
Lenny Dykstra -- I Spied On Umpires ... Used Secret Gay Sex Against Them

Lenny Dykstra
I Spied On Umpires Used Secret Gay Sex Against Them

Ex-MLB star Lenny Dykstra says he spent $500,000 to hire private investigators to spy on MLB umpires and used their secrets -- including affairs and gay sex -- as leverage to get calls during… READ MORE >

- 247 days ago
Charlie Sheen's XXX Ex -- Hornswoggled By Lenny Dykstra ... Allegedly

Charlie Sheen's XXX Ex
Hornswoggled By Lenny Dykstra ... Allegedly

Convicted felon and legendary scumbag Lenny Dykstra has allegedly struck again ... this time, he's accused of stealing $50k in jewelry from Charlie Sheen's porn star ex-fiancee... TMZ Sports… READ MORE >

- 304 days ago
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 >

- 817 days ago
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 >

- 820 days ago

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