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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 10 February 1963Santa Ana, California, USA
Birth NameLeonard Kyle Dykstra
Nicknames Nails
The Dude
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Lenny Dykstra was born on February 10, 1963 in Santa Ana, California, USA as Leonard Kyle Dykstra. He has been married to Terri Peel since 1985. They have three children.

Spouse (1)

Terri Peel (1985 - present) (filed for divorce) (3 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Big Wads of Chew Tobacco
Choking up to the bat

Trivia (7)

Hit .348 with four home runs in the 1993 World Series vs. the Toronto Blue Jays.
Hit a walk-off home run in Game 3 of the 1986 National League Championship series vs. the Houston Astros.
Missed the last four months of the 1996 season, and all of the 1997 and 1998 seasons due to recurring back injuries. Officially retired following the 1998 season, 29 months after last playing
Played in the major leagues for New York Mets (1985-1989) and Philadelphia Phillies (1989-1998) Traded from the Mets to the Phillies along with Roger McDowell for Juan Samuel and Tom Edens, June 18, 1989.
Runner-up to Barry Bonds for National League MVP in 1993, when he led the league in hits, walks, and runs scored.
Brought a 6.5 acre property in Thousand Oaks, California from Wayne Gretzky for $18.5 million in 2007 and lost the house in a Ventura County foreclosure sale in November 2010.
After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2009, he, in a move many found ironic, started an online financial advisory firm in 2010 called Nails Investments.

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