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279. Lenny Dykstra
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: February 10, 1963 in Santa Ana, CA USA
  • Weight: 160 lbs.
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: May 03, 1985
  • Final Game: May 18, 1996
  • Silver Slugger - 1993
  • TSN All-Star - 1993
  • MVP - 1986
  • MVP - 1990
  • MVP - 1993
 
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Lenny Dykstra was a fan favorite, a hard-nosed baseball player whose nickname of “Nails” fit him perfectly.

The Outfielder split his career with the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies, where he helped his first team win the 1986 World Series.  Dykstra was dealt to the Phillies during the 1989 season, and he would go to three All-Star Games there and led the National League twice in Hits.  Dykstra was the runner-up for the NL MVP in 1993, which was one of his league-leading Hit seasons, and he was also at the tip of the leaderboard in Runs (143) and Walks (129).  The Phillies won the Pennant that year, and that doesn't happen without Dykstra.

Throughout his time in baseball, Dykstra proved to be an exemplary leadoff hitter, as he knew how to get on base, and once there, he knew what to do.  Dykstra had seven 25 SB seasons and 285 in total.

Following his career, Dykstra had numerous legal problems, financial issues, and feud with ex-teammates, which have sadly overshadowed his on-field accomplishments.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Santa Ana, California, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Tuesday, 01 January 2002
  • Position: Outfield
  • Played For: New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Rings (1) (New York Mets, 1986)
    All-Star (3) (1990, 1994 & 1995)
    Silver Slugger (1) (NL) (1993)
    Highest Defensive bWAR (1) (NL) (1990)
    Highest On Base Percentage (1) (NL) (1990)
    Most Runs Scored (1) (NL) (1993)
    Most Hits (2) (NL) (1990 & 1993)
    Most Walks (1) (NL) (1993)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten MVP Finishes:
    (NL: 1990, 9tg) & (NL: 1993, 2nd)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Position Players)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Offensive bWAR)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Defensive bWAR)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Batting Average)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (On Base Percentage)
    1 Top Ten Finish (OPS)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (OPS+)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Scored)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Hits)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Total Bases)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Doubles)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Triples)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Walks)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Stolen Bases)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Singles)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Power-Speed #)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Championship Win Probability Added)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Total Zone Runs)

  • Notable All Time Rankings: None.
  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame:

    2002: 0.2%

  • Should be Inducted As A: New York Met

Should Lenny Dykstra be in the Baseball Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 100%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%

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