Lenny Dykstra Biography
Lenny Dykstra(Leonard Kyle Dykstra)”/ˈdaɪkstrə/is an American former professional baseball center fielder, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Mets (1985 – 1989) and Philadelphia Phillies (1989 – 1996).
He was signed by 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. That season, he hit .358 with 8 HR, 81 RBI, 105 stolen bases “a league record for 17 years”, 107 walks and only 35 strikeouts. He was consequently named the Carolina League’s MVP and soon emerged as one of the Mets’ prized prospects. While playing in Double-A in 1984 he befriended fellow outfielder and teammate Billy Beane, who later said that Leonard Dykstra was “perfectly designed, emotionally” to play baseball and that he had “no concept of failure.” According to Beane, his first comments on seeing Hall of Fame pitcher Steve Carlton warming up were, “Shit, I’ll stick him.”
In 1985 the player, deemed ready for the major leagues, was promoted to the Mets when the team’s starting center fielder, Mookie Wilson, was placed on the disabled list. The rookie’s play and energy was a big boost to a Mets team that surged to a 98-win season and narrowly missed out on the NL East crown. The following season, he was intended to be platooned in center field with Wilson but took over the position as outright starter and leadoff hitter when Wilson suffered a severe eye injury during spring training. Later that season, the Mets released left fielder George Foster and moved Wilson to left. Mets fans soon nicknamed Dykstra “Nails” for his hard-nosed personality and fearless play. In 1986, he even posed shirtless for a “beefcake” poster under the “Nails” nickname. Himself and position 2 hitter Wally Backman was termed “the Wild Boys” for their scrappy play as spark plugs for the star-studded Met lineup.
Lenny Dykstra Age
He was born on10th February 1963, in Santa Ana, CA. He is 56 years old as of 2019.
Lenny Dykstra Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $58 million as of 2019
Lenny Dykstra Teeth
He shared a video about all of his teeth getting knocked out in prison and subsequently going to get them replaced.
He does not explain how the teeth were lost in the video but he did file a suit in 2014 alleging he was beaten in jail. From the AP.
The 56 years old filed the suit seeking unspecified damages against the county and several Sheriff’s Department employees, saying his head was slammed against the wall, his teeth were knocked out and he was kicked and beaten until he was “barely breathing.”
The suit says the jail system, where a federal probe has led to 20 recent indictments of sheriff’s employees, is “fueled by abusive violence, and manipulated by hopeless liars.”
Lenny Dykstra And Ron Darling
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Ron Darling digs in, Lenny Dykstra has backers as the fight gets ugly
Ron Darling isn’t backing down, despite Lenny Dykstra’s threats to sue him over racism allegations in the SNY analyst’s new book.
Darling, 58, said Tuesday he stands by what he wrote regarding Dykstra yelling racial slurs at Red Sox pitcher Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd before the start of Game 3 of the 1986 World Series.
“I heard what I heard and I put it in the book for a reason,” Darling told ESPN Radio’s “Golic and Wingo” show.
Darling made the allegations in his new book, “108 Stitches: Loose Threads, Ripping Yarns, and the Darndest Characters from My Time in the Game,” which was released Tuesday and excerpted in The Post on Sunday.
Dykstra called into “The Michael Kay Show” on Monday to dispute his former teammate’s assertions, saying he plans to sue Darling and the book’s publisher. He also threatened to “drop [Darling] like a red-headed f–king stepchild.”
He continued the defense Tuesday, this time choosing Twitter for his platform: “Of course I’m fighting back against the outrageous lies Jussie Darling is saying about me. (BTW, @JoeBiden, you may want to follow my example right around now.),” Dykstra, 56, wrote.
Former Mets Dwight Gooden and Kevin Mitchell told Kay they didn’t hear Dykstra shout any slurs at Boyd, and Darryl Strawberry said something similar to SNY. But Darling claimed there is “no chance that I misremembered it” and said he has received text messages from multiple players on the ’86 Mets who said, “they have my back.”
Dykstra, who ripped a leadoff home run in Game 3 at Fenway Park after the Mets had dropped the first two games at home, claimed Darling’s account “crossed the line” and was “a flat-out lie.”
“I do say, if you read the entire chapter, it’s really how ashamed about my complicitness in this kind of things that happened in those times where that seemed like the right way to compete,” Darling added. “The right way to get on the opposition. The bench jockey could be anything that you wanted it to be.”
Darling also admitted that he heard about Dykstra’s vows of legal action and violence, saying: “Those are uncomfortable. No one wants to be threatened. I don’t think at this point I would say anything to Lenny Dykstra, not a thing after these threats.”Lenny Dykstra Image
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Lenny Dykstra House
Lenny Dykstra’s illegal rooming house is really nailin’ the quality of life in one New Jersey town.
That’s according to council members and neighbors of the former MLB great in Linden, where Dykstra, 55, has crammed as many as 10 people into his two-story home on a tree-lined street now plagued with oversize piles of trash, transient tenants and physical confrontations, as well as alleged prostitution and drug use.
“It all started when he moved in,” neighbor Linda Graham told NJ Advance Media. “There’s been two overdoses. There’s been a scuffle on the front lawn. There have been people who are here today, gone tomorrow. We don’t know who these people are and we are afraid.”
Dykstra allegedly rents out rooms in his Stockton Circle home for $1,000 a month each, which violates municipal ordinances, according to Linden City Councilwoman Gretchen Hickey, citing Dykstra’s advertisements on websites for the rooms.
“There have been 10 people living there at a time,” Hickey told NJ.com. “He even made the garage into a room.”
Neighbors once saw someone toss a yellowish liquid out a second-floor window and have complained of hearing “building noises” coming from the home as if someone was using a hammer, Hickey said.
“Dude, way too soon,” Dykstra said in a tweet when asked for a reaction to the story. “Have some respect. Right now here we’re remembering one of the great ones.”
Dykstra — a former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder — has served more than six months in prison after pleading guilty in 2012 for bankruptcy fraud and other crimes. Four years later, his memoir, “House of Nails: A Memoir of Life on the Edge,” landed on the New York Times’ best-seller list.
City records obtained by NJ Advance Media show that construction code inspectors visited the home on Jan. 10 and found a bedroom on the first floor, as well as four bedrooms, a laundry room, an office and two bathrooms on the second floor.
Each room, however, had locks that Dykstra was unable to open with a key, inspectors told the outlet.
“As the owner who actually resides in his house, he should be able to open [the doors],” inspectors wrote.
Police in Linden responded to the home on Sept. 13, noting that “multiple on-site occupants” said they rented rooms at the single-family residence. That prompted a summons for Dykstra, who paid a $500 fine a month later, according to the website.
Dykstra was also ordered to “remove all illegal occupants” within a month or face additional penalties. A review of police records indicates that cops in Linden responded to the home several times last year for reports of fights and noise.
Dykstra also called police in December 2017 to report that his paintings had been stolen while he was on a trip to South Dakota.
Lenny Dykstra Book
House of Nails: A Memoir of Life
“As far as sports autobiographies go, what can I say? NAILS NAILED IT!” (Jack Nicholson)
“THIS BOOK IS GOING TO BLOW YOUR MIND! Obviously everyone has to buy it.” (Howard Stern)
“A memoir as brash and uncensored as the man himself. … Dykstra’s life story is Shakespearian in scope.” (Playboy)
“[A] gripping memoir. … The man knows how to entertain.” (Esquire)
“Tough, straight, upsetting, and strangely beautiful. ONE OF THE BEST SPORTS AUTOBIOGRAPHIES I’VE EVER READ. It comes from the heart.” (Stephen King)
“A head-spinning trip. … House of Nails is far more entertaining than your typical player memoir.”
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Oil Can Boyd says he didn’t hear Dykstra ‘slurs,’ but believes Darling
Even Oil Can Boyd is squeaking over the Ron Darling-Lenny Dykstra feud.
The former Red Sox pitcher said he didn’t hear Lenny hurling racial epithets at him from the on-deck circle before Game 3 of the 1986 World Series, as Darling alleges in his new book — though Boyd also said “yes” when asked if he believed his’s accusations.
“Honestly, I don’t know anything about it,” Boyd said Tuesday on the “Carlin, Maggie and Bart” show on WFAN. “I was even speaking with my spouse … the last 24 hours or so about it, just briefly, and I said to her, ‘Baby, I don’t even know, you know?’
“I’m warming up for a ballgame and I’m preparing to go out and try to get the New York Mets out one at a time and that’s all that’s on my mind. To see any kind of gestures made toward me coming from the opposing dugout, I didn’t see anything like that nor was I looking for anything like that. This is all new to me.”
In his new book, “108 Stitches: Loose Threads, Ripping Yarns, and the Darndest Characters from My Time in the Game,” he wrote The star yelled while Boyd was warming up — hurling racial slurs “worse than anything Jackie Robinson might have heard” in an attempt to rattle the Red Sox starter.
Lenny Dykstra Michael Kay Show
Ron Darling said on ESPN Radio that he stands by his account that former New York Mets teammate Lenny Dykstra shouted racial slurs at Boston Red Sox pitcher Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd before Dykstra’s first at-bat in Game 3 of the 1986 World Series.
Darling made his comments on ESPN Radio’s Golic & Wingo show after Dykstra threatened to sue him over his allegations in an appearance on 98.7 ESPN New York’s Michael Kay Show on Monday. Former Mets teammates Dwight Gooden and Kevin Mitchell also said on the Michael Kay Show that they never heard Dykstra direct the slurs at Boyd.
Former teammate Darryl Strawberry also said told the Michael Kay Show that Dykstra never said what is alleged by Darling.
“I heard what I heard and I put it in the book for a reason,” Darling said Tuesday.
He said he has received text messages from other members of the 1986 Mets who said “they have my back.”
In his new book, “108 Stitches: Loose Threads, Ripping Yarns, and the Darndest Characters from My Time in the Game,” which was released Tuesday, Darling writes that Dykstra was “shouting every imaginable and unimaginable insult and expletive in his [Boyd’s] direction — foul, racist, hateful, hurtful stuff” when he was in the on-deck circle before leading off the game.
Dykstra homered in the at-bat after the alleged slurs, which Darling writes were “worse than anything Jackie Robinson might have heard.”
Boyd, who appeared onCarlin, Maggie & Bart on WFAN in New York later Tuesday, said he didn’t know anything about the alleged incident, but he did say that he believes Darling’s account that it happened.
“I don’t even know,” Boyd said. “I’m warming up for a ballgame. I’m preparing to try to go out and get the New York Mets out, one at a time, and that’s all that’s on my mind.”
Asked later if he remembered seeing any gestures coming from the Mets’ dugout, Boyd said no.
“I didn’t see anything like that, nor was I looking for anything like that,” Boyd told WFAN. “This is all new to me. … Nothing rattled me because I didn’t know it was going on. It was just, I left a slider out over the plate and he happened to be a strong little man, and he hit it out of the ballpark.
“I’m kind of disturbed about [the allegations]. I’m also kind of hurt about it because I have been around Lenny and I played ball with Lenny in Japan, and he didn’t seem to come off as that type of a person. … The person I saw, I liked. The person that I talked to, I liked. So I’m quite disturbed about it.”
On the Michael Kay Show, Dykstra strongly denied Darling’s statements and threatened legal action.
“I’m going to sue him and the publisher,” Dykstra said in the interview. “I wrote a book myself. I had 30 lawyers calling me fact-checking everything. There is not one person to back this up, because you know why it’s not true. It’s all a lie.”
Dykstra said Darling crossed the line by putting his account in print, and Dykstra threatened to “drop him like a red-headed f—ing stepchild” if he sees him.
Darling, now a Mets analyst for SNY, said Tuesday that he heard about Dykstra’s threats.
“Those are uncomfortable. No one wants to be threatened,” Darling said. “I don’t think at this point I would say anything to Lenny Dykstra, not a thing after these threats.”
Darling said there’s “no chance that I misremembered it,” despite Gooden and Mitchell saying Monday that they couldn’t verify the account.
“I do say, if you read the entire chapter, it’s really how ashamed about my complicitness in this kind of things that happened in those times where that seemed like the right way to compete,” Darling said. “The right way to get on the opposition. The bench jockey could be anything that you wanted it to be.”
Said Boyd:”I don’t want anything bad to come out of this for Lenny; I don’t want anything bad to come out of this for Ronnie. The truth is it is what it is.”
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LENNY DYKSTRA’S BEDROOM TALENTS CONFIRMED BY TWO WOMEN WHO FOUND OUT FIRSTHAND JUST HOW GOOD HE IS
Former MLB All-Star Lenny Dykstra talked a big game during his first Stern Show visit in June, telling Howard and Robin about his bedroom skills with women. On Monday morning Lenny returned, this time with two lovely ladies who could attest to his talents.
Jessica is a lesbian but admitted she allowed Lenny to go down on her for 22 days straight. “Every day I orgasmed,” she told Howard. “He makes very nice movements with his tongue.”
She and Lenny were supposed to have a strictly professional relationship after he hired her to assist him during his book tour. But after hearing how gifted he was, Jessica decided to see for herself if Lenny could do for her what he’d done for so many other women.
“I kind of doubted it at first, like, he’s talking shit,” Jessica said. “After a while I kind of got curious. Yeah, I think curiosity just got the best of me.”
She continued: “He gave me a very nice massage. It was supposed to just be a massage but then it escalated.”
Lenny described Jessica as being like “candy” and told Howard that her vagina was one of the best he’d ever seen. When asked why Lenny is so good at what he does, Jessica explained it is his “precision and accuracy.”
“He’s very focused on the clit,” Jessica told Howard. “He makes very nice movements with his tongue.”
“It’s artwork, man,” Lenny said.
Jasmine was also in studio on Monday to certify Lenny’s skillfulness. Unlike Jessica, she and Lenny went all the way, having full-on sex.
“It was definitely worth it,” Jasmine said. “I have a hard time letting go and stuff, but he was very gentle about it.” Before they had sex, however, Lenny gave Jasmine his world-famous foreplay, which she detailed for Howard.
“He does this thing with the tip of his tongue where he moves it pretty fast and then slow, and then fast and then slow,” she said. Howard asked if it was like a butterfly landing on a leaf. “Maybe, like, two butterflies on a leaf,” Jasmine said. Lenny even gave a live demonstration of his artistry on a plastic Fleshlight.
Even with Jessica and Jasmine’s seals of approval, Robin Quivers stated she still wasn’t interested in doing anything sexual with Lenny. He tried his hardest to convince the Stern Show co-host that he could provide her with pleasure like she’s never had before.
“She needs me to help her. She deserves it. She works hard, every day,” Lenny said. “There’s a seat on the space shuttle. One seat. And by the way, you’re going to go somewhere you’ve never been, Robin. A place that you don’t even know exists and when I take you there, you’re going to want to go back.”
Jessica and Jasmine also tried to persuade Robin to give Lenny a try.
“Robin, you’re missing out. You need to get on the space shuttle,” Jessica said, which is high praise considering she prefers women to men. “I like pussy just as much as Lenny does,” Jessica told Howard. She now gives her girlfriends tips on how to go down on her based on her experience with Lenny.
“I live my life based on three words: honor, code, and loyalty,” Lenny said. “I will make you fucking come. I don’t stop until they do.”
In addition to being tireless in the bedroom, Lenny promised Howard he would also be tireless if he ever meets Mickey Rourke in a cage fight. Lenny challenged the actor, whom he alleges owes him $30,000, to a no holds barred brawl at Madison Square Garden.
“He’s going to learn about fucking loss,” Lenny said. “Anyone betting, bet on me. The only way I lose is if I fucking die.” Whether or not Mickey will accept Lenny’s offer is yet to be seen but the actor did have plenty of fighting words for his former friend in August.
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Lenny Dykstra admits he ran illegal rooming home in Linden
(AP) – Former baseball star Lenny Dykstra has pleaded guilty to illegally renting out rooms in a New Jersey house owned by his corporation.
Dykstra admitted in municipal court Tuesday to violating city housing codes in Linden by running a rooming house without permission. NJ.com reports the former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies player pleaded on behalf of his company Titan Equity Group.
NJ.com says as part of the plea deal Dykstra will pay about $3,000 in fines. He paid $100 of the fine Tuesday. Dykstra also agreed to make monthly payments of $100.
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Keith Hernandez remembers Lenny Dykstra chirping at Oil Can Boyd, just not the specifics that Ron Darling describes in his new book.
Hernandez, the first baseman on that 1986 Mets World Series team, said he didn’t hear whether Dykstra directed racial epithets at the Red Sox pitcher before homering to open Game 3 — as Darling, his SNY broadcast partner, alleges in his book, “108 Stitches: Loose Threads, Ripping Yarns, and the Darndest Characters from My Time in the Game.”
“We were down two games. Game 3 in Boston and we were all ready to go. I do recall Lenny up there in the on-deck circle barking, but I was getting prepared and I didn’t hear a thing,” Hernandez told The Post’s Mike Puma before the Mets’ game Tuesday in Miami.
Darling wrote in his book that Dykstra yelled at Boyd from the on-deck circle “every imaginable and unimaginable insult and expletive in his direction — foul, racist, hateful, hurtful stuff,” which he also described as “worse than anything Jackie Robinson might have heard.”
Dykstra has vehemently denied Darling’s assertions, and Mets teammates Darryl Strawberry, Doc Gooden and Kevin Mitchell have backed up the troubled former outfielder in radio interviews over the past two days.
‘Shocked’ Darryl Strawberry: Ron Darling is lying about Lenny Dykstra ‘slurs’
Darryl Strawberry is the latest and most emphatic former Met to defend Lenny Dykstra over charges of racism levied by Ron Darling in his new book.
Strawberry insisted that he “never” heard Dykstra say the racist things Darling alleges he shouted at Boston pitcher Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd before Game 3 of the 1986 World Series, while adding he’s “totally shocked” and “very disappointed” in the SNY analyst for “stepping on a man’s life when he’s down,” referring to Dykstra’s ongoing legal problems in recent years.
“You don’t do that. … You don’t make up things about a person that other players didn’t hear or other players didn’t know about,” Strawberry said on “The Michael Kay Show” on ESPN Radio. “Of course, I would’ve never … I would’ve jumped on [Dykstra] about it if he ever said something like that.
“I never heard Lenny say anything racist. Never, ever. He’s not. I know this guy. I’ve seen this guy. I came through the minor leagues with him, I’ve had him in my home. This is not true, and it’s not fair.”
Darling had said on ESPN earlier in the day that he stands by what he wrote in his book — “108 Stitches: Loose Threads, Ripping Yarns, and the Darndest Characters from My Time in the Game” — but former Mets teammates Doc Gooden and Kevin Mitchell also took Dykstra’s side in separate interviews with Kay the previous day.
“Ronnie said he has some [former Mets teammates] that have his back, but I don’t have his back. I don’t believe it,” Strawberry said. “And I know I was one of the prime players on that team. Doc don’t believe it, Kevin don’t believe it. If we ever thought that, because Lenny hung out with us, so why would we ever put him in a position that he hung out with us?”
Later in the day on SNY, Darling said he had been told by his lawyers to stop speaking about the incident because Dykstra has threatened legal action.
“I’ve been advised not to say anything more about the subject just because I don’t want to bring any more momentum to Lenny and how he feels,” Darling said. “That said, I stand by everything in the book.”
Strawberry, 57, also compared Darling’s literary foray to Jose Canseco’s tell-all book about the steroids era as an attempt “to draw attention to himself.”
“I’m shocked, I’m totally shocked,” he said. “Ronnie is doing well in what he’s doing, and it’s just shocking to me that he would step out in a book and say some things like this about Lenny, knowing we were all there. He’s on the on-deck circle, how far could we be away that we couldn’t hear it at Fenway? The dugouts are not that big, we’re all there together. I’m quite sure if something was said, how many guys would’ve heard it.”
“Different personalities, so probably not,” Strawberry said. “Lenny was a different type of guy. He was loud, he talked a lot of trash, but he talked trash in a good way, he didn’t do it to put anybody down. … He was harmless. He wasn’t a person that would say something that would hurt someone. I know Lenny probably called [Darling] Mr. P, Mr. Perfect, but everyone thought it, that’s what Ronnie made everyone believe, that he was Mr. Perfect.”
Asked what he’d say to Darling about the book, Strawberry added: “You know what, I won’t even waste my time talking to him at this point. It’s sad that he would come out and say something like that towards Lenny. We knew Lenny back then when he was just a kid, and we know where he’s at today. Why now? That’s the question I have, why bring this up now about him? Because you’ve written a book to get headlines or whatever it may be? It’s just not right. It’s not right to do a guy like that.”
Strawberry, who has battled his own long list of problems and substance-abuse addictions, stressed that is especially true because Dykstra has dealt with various legal issues in recent years.
“We love Lenny, we care about him, and it shouldn’t come to this,” Strawberry said. “What’s happening to Lenny at this point in time, he needs myself and other players to come and support him. He’s at a different point and time in his life, and for someone to slam him in a book like that, it’s not fair.” Adopted from New York Post on 4th March 2019