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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 -- Here's Bloody Video Proof ... The Cops Beat My Ass In Jail (VIDEO)

Lenny Dykstra
Here's Bloody Video Proof ... Cops Beat My Ass In Jail

Here's video of a bloody, bruised and busted up Lenny Dykstra on the night he claims cops beat him to a pulp in L.A. County jail ... video Lenny claims is the smoking gun in his $15 million… READ MORE >

Lenny Dykstra -- If Mickey Rourke Wants a Fight ... LET'S FIGHT ALREADY! (VIDEO)

Lenny Dykstra
If Mickey Wants a Fight LET'S FIGHT ALREADY!

Lenny Dykstra says he's done trading insults with Mickey Rourke -- AND NOW HE WANTS TO FIGHT!!! The ex-MLB star says he saw the recent video of Mickey threatening to beat up Lenny on sight -- and… READ MORE >

- 101 days ago
Lenny Dykstra -- If Mickey Wants A Fight ... He Better Kill Me (AUDIO)

Lenny Dykstra
If Mickey Wants A Fight ... He Better Kill Me

More VIOLENT THREATS in the Mickey Rourke vs. Lenny Dykstra beef ... this time coming from Lenny, who says if the two actually brawl ... IT WILL BE TO THE DEATH!!! Nails called in to the 'Drew… READ MORE >

- 104 days ago
Mickey Rourke -- I'm Gonna Bash Lenny Dykstra's Face Up ... ON SIGHT (VIDEO)

Mickey Rourke
I'm Gonna Bash Lenny Dykstra's Face Up ... ON SIGHT

Mickey Rourke says he's done messing around -- and vows to bash Lenny Dykstra's face in the next time he seem him ... and he's DEAD. SERIOUS.  Remember, Rourke initially called Dykstra out… READ MORE >

- 105 days ago
Lenny Dykstra -- Fires Back at Mickey Rourke ... You're a Disgrace to the Facelift Industry (VIDEO)

Lenny Dykstra
Fires Back at Mickey Rourke You're a Disgrace to the Facelift Industry

More trash talk from Lenny Dykstra -- who says Mickey Rourke is so ugly, he "set the whole facelift industry back 10 years." The ex-MLB star -- who's now a NY Times bestselling author -- is in an… READ MORE >

- 144 days ago
Lenny Dykstra -- Feds Looking To Seize Memoir Money

Lenny Dykstra
Feds Looking To Seize Memoir Money

Lenny Dykstra may need a prologue for his just released memoirs ... disclosing he did it all for nothing, because the feds want all the profits. Uncle Sam claims the ex-MLB great still owes… READ MORE >

- 146 days ago
Mickey Rourke -- Hey Dykstra ... I'll Rip You a New A-Hole (VIDEO)

Mickey Rourke
Hey Dykstra ... I'll Rip You a New A-Hole

Mickey Rourke wants to get his hands on Lenny Dysktra in the worst way ... after Lenny's rant about him on Howard Stern. Rourke railed on Lenny Saturday as he was leaving Caffe Roma in Bev Hills.… READ MORE >

- 155 days ago
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 >

- 160 days ago
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 >

- 166 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 >

- 331 days ago

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