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Happy Birthday Lenny Dykstra!!

Happy Birthday Lenny Dykstra!!

Lenny Dykstra turns 51 years old today!!

As one of the grittiest players to play the game in the 1980’s and 90’s, you couldn’t help but enjoy watching Dykstra suit up each and every day.  With an unparalleled style, ‘Nails’ was the supreme competitor and often put his body on the line solely in the effort to help his team win.

In 12 seasons in the big leagues, Dykstra had a career batting average of .285 while scoring 802 runs and stealing 285 bases.  His efforts assisted the New York Mets in winning the World Series in 1986.

Dykstra has fallen on some hard times in the last few years, but the strong and vibrant images of him enjoying and playing the game he loved are what remain with this fan!!

Happy Birthday ‘Nails’!!!

Happy Birthday Lenny Dykstra!!

Happy Birthday Lenny Dykstra!!

Lenny Dykstra turns 50 years old today!!

As one of the grittiest players to play the game in the 1980’s and 90’s, you couldn’t help but enjoy watching Dykstra suit up each and every day.  With an unparalleled style, ‘Nails’ was the supreme competitor and often put his body on the line solely in the effort to help his team win. 

In 12 seasons in the big leagues, Dykstra had a career batting average of .285 while scoring 802 runs and stealing 285 bases.  His efforts assisted the New York Mets in winning the World Series in 1986.

Dykstra has fallen on some hard times in the last few years, but the strong and vibrant images of him enjoying and playing the game he loved are what remain with this fan!!

Happy Birthday ‘Nails’!!!

Lenny Dykstra 2003 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites

Lenny Dykstra 2003 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites

My guess is that Lenny Dykstra wishes that times were like they were back in the early 1990’s when he starred for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Sadly, he may not know that kind of freedom ever again…

This card comes from the 2003 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites set, and it pays honor to Dykstra’s 1993 baseball season.

And in 1993, Dysktra was supreme – he was the league leader in several offensive categories including plate appearances (773), at-bats (637), runs scored (143), hits (194), and walks (129). 

He finished in second place for the NL MVP award behind Barry Bonds.

Those were the days…

Happy Birthday Lenny Dykstra!!

Happy Birthday Lenny Dykstra!!

Lenny Dykstra turns 49 years old today!!

As one of the grittiest players to play the game in the 1980’s and 90’s, you couldn’t help but enjoy watching Dykstra suit up each and every day.  With an unparalleled style, ‘Nails’ was the supreme competitor and often put his body on the line solely in the effort to help his team win. 

In 12 seasons in the big leagues, Dykstra had a career batting average of .285 while scoring 802 runs and stealing 285 bases.  His efforts assisted the New York Mets in winning the World Series in 1986.

Dykstra has fallen on some hard times in the last few years, but the strong and vibrant images of him enjoying and playing the game he loved are what remain with this fan!!

Happy Birthday ‘Nails’!!!

Jose Canseco & Lenny Dykstra To Fight In ‘Celebrity’ Boxing Bout!!!

Jose Canseco & Lenny Dykstra To Fight In ‘Celebrity’ Boxing Bout!!!

By      David Brown

If you’re the kind of person who rubbernecks after a horrific automobile accent, a celebrity boxing card featuring Jose Canseco fighting Lenny Dykstra might be the kind of pay-per-view programming that perfectly fills your entertainment void.

Coming this Saturday night at the Avalon in Hollywood, the former Major League Baseball All-Stars who became celebrity burnouts will go toe-to-toe in the ring as Western Civilization continues to collapse on itself. And all it will cost you to watch on your TV is $19.95.

If you’re looking for some details as to how Canseco and Dykstra have messed up their own lives lately, Larry Brown Sports provides a few good links as background.

Canseco’s been on the card for a while, but Dykstra is a last-moment fill-in for Tareq Salahi, who is best-known as the male half of the conniving couple who crashed a White House state dinner that one time. (In a way, it’s too bad; I would almost think about paying 20 bucks to watch someone beat up Salahi.)

Then again, it’s Canseco, who didn’t even show up the last time he was supposed to celebrity box. Instead, he sent his twin brother, Ozzie, and got sued because even celebrity boxing promoters have standards. Is there any way the authorities can ensure Jose’s participation this time around?

At 48, Dykstra is one year older and about five inches shorter than the 6-foot-3 Canseco. In addition to the size and presumed reach advantage, Canseco would seem to be in much better shape than Dykstra, who has appeared to let himself go a little bit as he conquered, and then got conquered by, Wall Street. But Lenny always had spunk, and he vows to “destroy Canseco” in the ring:

“Canseco ruined my career by spreading lies. I called Tareq and begged him to let me take his place in the upcoming fight against Canseco.”

Does Lenny mean that Canseco somehow ruined his baseball career, or his career with stocks and bonds? Canseco never specifically named Dykstra as a steroid user, but I guess Dykstra was speaking in general terms because Canseco prompted MLB’s investigation into performance-enhancing drugs, which brought the Mitchell Report, in which Dykstra was named. Dykstra also has been quoted in a book admitting to using steroids, so … who knows what he’s talking about. Does it matter?

Happy Birthday Lenny Dykstra!!

Happy Birthday Lenny Dykstra!!

Lenny Dykstra turns 48 years old today!!

As one of the grittiest players to play the game in the 1980’s and 90’s, you couldn’t help but enjoy watching Dykstra suit up each and every day.  With an unparalleled style, ‘Nails’ was the supreme competitor and often put his body on the line solely in the effort to help his team win. 

In 12 seasons in the big leagues, Dykstra had a career batting average of .285 while scoring 802 runs and stealing 285 bases.  His efforts assisted the New York Mets in winning the World Series in 1986.

Dykstra has fallen on some hard times in the last few years, but the strong and vibrant images of him enjoying and playing the game he loved are what remain with this fan!!

Happy Birthday ‘Nails’!!!

Happy Birthday Lenny Dykstra!!

Lenny Dykstra turns 47 years old today!!

As one of the grittiest players to play the game in the 1980’s and 90’s, you couldn’t help but enjoy watching Dykstra suit up each and every day.  With an unparalleled style, ‘Nails’ was the supreme competitor and often put his body on the line solely in the effort to help his team win. 

In 12 seasons in the big leagues, Dykstra had a career batting average of .285 while scoring 802 runs and stealing 285 bases.  His efforts assisted the New York Mets in winning the World Series in 1986.

Dykstra has fallen on some hard times in the last few years, but the strong and vibrant images of him enjoying and playing the game he loved are what remain with this fan!!

Happy Birthday ‘Nails’!!!