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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 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 >

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 >

- 308 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 >

- 309 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 >

- 365 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 >

- 878 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 >

- 882 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 >

- 1167 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 >

- 1285 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 >

- 1510 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 >

- 1578 days ago

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