Lenny Dykstra Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Leonard Kyle Dykstra, born on the 10th February 1963, is an American businessman, stockbroker, and former legendary baseball player famously known to have played for the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies, bringing both teams to the World Series.

So how much is Dykstra’s net worth? As of early 2016 it is reported by sources to be minus $25 million, gained from his successful career as a baseball player, but lost mostly due to bad investments and multiple lawsuits, eventually forcing him to file for bankruptcy.

Lenny Dykstra Net Worth -$25 Million Dollars

Born in Santa Ana, California, Dykstra is the son of Marilyn and Dennis. His baseball career started in 1981 when he was drafted by the New York Mets in the 13th round. With his outstanding performances, within two years he was named MVP in 1983 during his time in the Carolina League, and by 1995 he was called to join the Major League. His consistent performance in the team made him one of the favourites with the fans, and helped build his net worth.

In 1986, one of Dykstra’s career highlights came when he led the New York Mets to the World Series. His home run in Game 3 became one of the most memorable moments in baseball history, eventually leading his team to be hailed as champions.

After six year, Dykstra was traded over to the Philadelphia Phillies in 1989. Although his early years with the team were filled with injuries and accidents, in 1993 he led his team to the World Series. The team eventually lost to the Toronto Blue Jays, but Dykstra still became one of the fans’ favourites. His fame and wealth increased, but in 1996 he played his last game and retired at the age of 35.

Dykstra transitioned to being a businessman after his baseball career. He tried to run a carwash company and even managed a stock portfolio of various privately held companies. With his knowledge in stocks, he was also asked to pick stocks for the website TheStreet.com. Dykstra was maintaining his net worth at first, but eventually his personal life issues and poor choices led to his downfall.

Dykstra bought a luxurious mansion formerly owned by Wayne Gretsky, in the hopes of flipping the house and profitingt. Unfortunately, the mansion proved to be a bad investment for it didn’t resell for a very long time. Dykstra also started a magazine entitled “The Players Club”, designed to help fellow baseball players to make good stock investments. However, behind the magazines’ façade were mountains of debt in an effort to keep it going.

Aside from his multiple monetary obligations that led him to file for bankruptcy, he also faced several charges of grand theft, embezzlement, and money laundering. In 2012, he pleaded guilty to some of the charges against him and served six and half months of a prison sentence, plus completing 500 hours of community service.

In terms of his personal life, Dykstra married Terri Peel in 1985; together they have three children, but in 2009 they divorced.

Quick Facts

Birth date: February 10, 1963
Birth place: Santa Ana, California, United States
Profession:American retired baseball player, businessman, stockbroker
Education:Garden Grove High School
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Terri Peel (m. 1985)
Children:Cutter Dykstra, Luke Dykstra, Gavin Dykstra
Parents:Marilyn and Dennis Dykstra
Awards:3× All-Star (1990 (1990), 1994, 1995), World Series champion (1986), Silver Slugger Award (1993)
Movies:"The Cost of Freedom", "The Best Last Best Plane Ride Ever"
Books:"Nails, the Inside Story of an Amazin' Season" (1987)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1After 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.
2Brought 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.
3Runner-up to Barry Bonds for National League MVP in 1993, when he led the league in hits, walks, and runs scored.
4Played 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.
5Missed 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
6Hit a walk-off home run in Game 3 of the 1986 National League Championship series vs. the Houston Astros.
7Hit .348 with four home runs in the 1993 World Series vs. the Toronto Blue Jays.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Choking up to the bat
2Big Wads of Chew Tobacco


Filmography

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lord of the Freaks2015DocumentaryHimself
High Hopes: The Anatomy of a Winner2003Video documentaryHimself - Philadelphia Phillies Center Fielder
100 Years of the World Series2003Video documentaryHimself
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel1995-2009TV SeriesHimself - MLB Player (segment "Nails") / Himself - Former Baseball Player (segment "Broken Nails")
1995 MLB All-Star Game1995TV SpecialHimself - NL Center Fielder
Saturday Night Live1994TV SeriesHimself
Sunday Night Baseball1990-1994TV SeriesHimself - Philadelphia Phillies Center Fielder
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994TV SeriesHimself
1993 World Series Video: Philadelphia vs Toronto Blue Jays1993Video documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1993TV SeriesHimself
1993 National League Championship Series1993TV SeriesHimself - Philadelphia Phillies Center Fielder
1990 MLB All-Star Game1990TV SpecialHimself - NL Center Fielder
1988 National League Championship Series1988TV SeriesHimself - New York Mets Center Fielder / Center Fielder / Himself - New York Mets Pinch HItter / ...
1986 World Series1986TV Mini-SeriesHimself - New York Mets Center Fielder / Himself - New York Mets Pinch Hitter / Center Fielder / ...
1986 National League Championship Series1986TV SeriesHimself - New York Mets Center Fielder / Center Fielder / Himself - New York Mets Pinch HItter / ...

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 50 Greatest Home Runs in Baseball History1992Video documentaryHimself

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