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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 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 >

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 >

- 1379 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 >

- 1397 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 >

- 1435 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 >

- 1441 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 >

- 1451 days ago
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 >

- 1509 days ago
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 >

- 1556 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 >

- 1579 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 >

- 1633 days ago

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