Lenny Dykstra biopic in the works

HOLLYWOOD, June 8 (UPI) --Director John Lee Hancock signs on for biopic about former Major League Baseball player Lenny Dykstra.
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Lenny Dykstra could be out of prison Sunday

LOS ANGELES, June 15 (UPI) -- Former Phillies and New York Mets star Lenny Dykstra will be released after serving less than half of a three-year prison term, The Philadelphia Inquirer said.

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Actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler engaged to baseball player Cutter Dykstra

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler has announced on Instagram she is engaged to marry Washington Nationals infielder Cutter Dykstra.

Lenny Dykstra sentencing set for Dec. 3

LOS ANGELES, July 14 (UPI) -- A judge ordered Lenny Dykstra to appear for sentencing Dec. 3 after the former baseball star pleaded guilty in Los Angeles to money-laundering and fraud.

No contest plea for Lenny Dykstra

LOS ANGELES, April 18 (UPI) -- Ex-MLB all-star Lenny Dykstra pleaded no contest Wednesday in Los Angeles to charges he exposed himself to women, once at knifepoint, officials said.

Len Dykstra given 3 years in prison

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) -- Former major league all-star Lenny Dykstra was sentenced in Los Angeles Monday to three years in state prison for trying to defraud car dealers.

Dykstra sentencing delayed

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A California judge delayed sentencing for ex-baseball star Lenny Dykstra on grand theft auto charges because he's "progressing well" in a drug/alcohol program.

Dykstra faces indecent exposure charges

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Ex-baseball star Lenny Dykstra faces indecent exposure charges in incidents involving two women who answered ads he placed for housekeepers, authorities said.

Dykstra pleads not guilty in fraud case

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- Former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra Monday pleaded not guilty to bankruptcy fraud in a Los Angeles federal court.

Ex-Met Dykstra charged in LA

LOS ANGELES, June 6 (UPI) -- Former pro baseball player-turned-financial adviser Lenny Dykstra was charged with fraud, grand theft and drug possession Monday in Los Angeles, officials said.

Report: Sheen launches e-cigarette line

LOS ANGELES, April 30 (UPI) -- Charlie Sheen is reportedly a partner in a new U.S. line of electronic cigarettes, TMZ.com said Saturday.

Dykstra facing bankruptcy fraud charges

LOS ANGELES, April 15 (UPI) -- Former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies star Lenny Dykstra has been charged with bankruptcy fraud, authorities said Friday.

Nationals deal Nyjer Morgan to Brewers

MARYVALE, Ariz., March 27 (UPI) -- The Milwaukee Brewers picked up outfielder Nyjer Morgan from the Washington Nationals for a minor-leaguer, the teams said.

No sex assault charges against Dykstra

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in California said there is not enough evidence to file charges against Lenny Dykstra, whose housekeeper accused him of sexual assault.
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Leonard Kyle "Lenny" Dykstra (pronounced /ˈdaɪkstrə/; born February 10, 1963 in Santa Ana, California), 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 starting center fielder, Mookie Wilson, was forced to the disabled list. Dykstra's play and energy were 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, Dykstra was slated to serve as part of a center field platoon with Wilson, but when Wilson suffered a severe eye injury during spring training, Dykstra began the season as the outright starter and leadoff hitter. Later that season, the Mets would release left fielder George Foster, with Wilson moving over to play left. Mets fans soon nicknamed Dykstra "Nails" for his tough-as-nails personality and fearless play. In 1986, he even removed his shirt to pose for a "beefcake" poster under the "Nails" nickname. Moreover, Dykstra and #2 hitter Wally Backman were termed the "Wild Boys" for their scrappy play and propensity to serve as the spark plugs for a star-studded lineup.

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