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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 -- Free to Watch Phenom Son Crush Baseballs

Lenny Dykstra
Free to Watch Phenom Son Crush Baseballs

Lenny Dykstra's baseball stud son will now have a famous fan in the stands -- TMZ has learned, a judge just granted Nails' petition to get some time off house arrest ... just to watch his… READ MORE >

Lenny Dykstra to Judge -- My Son is a Baseball STUD, Let Me Watch Him Play

Lenny Dykstra to Judge:
My Son's a Baseball STUD, Let Me Watch Him Play!

Lenny Dysktra's youngest kid is a high school baseball superstar -- one of the top prep prospects in CA -- and TMZ has learned Lenny is begging a judge to let him watch his son in action. Lenny is… READ MORE >

- 1138 days ago
Lenny Dykstra Cops Grand Theft Auto Plea

Lenny Dykstra
Cops Grand Theft Auto Plea

Former MLB great Lenny Dykstra struck a deal in his mega-criminal case, by pleading no contest to 3 counts of felony grand theft auto, and one count of submitting false statements to a financial… READ MORE >

- 1160 days ago
Lenny Dykstra Charged with Indecent Exposure Over Craigslist Encounters

Lenny Dykstra
Charged with Indecent Exposure Over Craigslist Encounters

More trouble for Lenny Dykstra -- this time the troubled baseball great has been charged with indecent exposure for allegedly whipping out his dong for women he met on Craigslist. According to the… READ MORE >

- 1215 days ago
Lenny Dykstra -- I Want to Go to Rehab!

Lenny Dykstra -- I Want to Go to Rehab!

Lenny Dykstra is finally admitting he needs help ... telling friends he wants to seek treatment for substance abuse once he gets out of jail ... sources close to the former baseball star tell TMZ.… READ MORE >

- 1285 days ago
Lenny Dykstra Pleads NOT Guilty, Still NO Bail

Lenny Dykstra Pleads NOT Guilty, Still NO Bail

Lenny Dykstra entered a plea of not guilty to all 25 criminal charges he's facing ... which include auto theft, identity theft, and possession of cocaine and ecstasy.When Dykstra was arraigned… READ MORE >

- 1285 days ago
Lenny Dykstra -- No Luck with Bail, Still Stuck in Jail

Lenny Dykstra -- No Luck with Bail, Still Stuck in Jail

Lenny Dykstra struck out again -- because TMZ has learned, the judge refused to lower his $500,000 bail and the Hollywood producer that was supposed to bail him out didn't have enough cash on hand… READ MORE >

- 1291 days ago
Hollywood Producer: I'm Bailing Out Lenny Dykstra

Hollywood Producer: I'm Bailing Out Lenny Dykstra

For the first time in forever, it's Lenny Dykstra's lucky day -- because a Hollywood producer has agreed to post his bail ... after the MLB legend was booked on 23 felony charges this… READ MORE >

- 1291 days ago
Lenny Dykstra -- No More Help From Charlie Sheen

Lenny Dykstra -- No More Help From Charlie Sheen

Financial disaster Lenny Dykstra is on a mission to raise enough cash to post bail -- hitting up Charlie Sheen and a bunch of other rich people he knows -- but so far, he's striking out… READ MORE >

- 1292 days ago
Lenny Dykstra -- Handcuffed in Court, Held on $500K

Lenny Dykstra -- Handcuffed in Court, Held on $500K

Lenny Dykstra was handcuffed in court and locked up with bail set at a whopping half a MILLION bucks -- after the D.A. slapped him with 25 criminal charges.Dykstra was taken into custody in L.A.… READ MORE >

- 1295 days ago

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