Lenny Dykstra net worth: Lenny Dykstra is an American retired professional baseball player who has a net worth of -$25 million. A former Major League Baseball player, Lenny Dykstra began playing for the New York Mets in 1985 and played for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1989 to 1996. He was a three-time All-Star Selection. His personal life has considerably overshadowed his pro-baseball career and he is the subject of multiple lawsuits and is currently facing bankruptcy.
Leonard Kyle Dykstra was born in Santa Ana, California in February 1963. He was drafted in the 13th round by the New York Mets in 1981. He was a standout player in the Carolina League and was named MVP in 1983. Dykstra was called up to the majors in 1985. He earned the nickname "Nails" for his fearless play and hard edged personality. In the 1986 season he helped lead the Mets to the World Series championship and was noted for his leadoff home run in Game 3 at Fenway Park. Dykstra was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in 1989 and he became a fan favorite. He led the league in hits and started at the All Star Game in 1990. Lenny was injured after crashing his car into a tree while driving drunk. The injury cost him two months and he later re-broke his collarbone and caused him to miss the rest of the season. He broke his hand after being hit by a pitch on opening day in 1992. In 1993 he led Philadelphia to the World Series where they lost to the Toronto Blue Jays. In 1998 he officially retired at 35 years old. There have been allegations of Dykstra using steroids that he has denied. He started a jet charter company and in 2009 he filed bankruptcy. He was found guilty of bankruptcy fraud and served six months in prison. He was also sentenced to three years in prison in 2012 for grand theft auto charges.