Lenny Dykstra Stats

Lenny Dykstra was born on Sunday, February 10, 1963, in Santa Ana, California. Dykstra was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 3, 1985, with the New York Mets. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Lenny Dykstra baseball stats page.

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Lenny "Nails" Dykstra Autograph on a 1989 Topps (#27T)

Birth Name:
Leonard Kyle Dykstra
Nickname:
Len or Lenny or Nails
Born On:
02-10-1963  (Aquarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Santa Ana, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Garden Grove High School (Garden Grove, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
5-10
Player Weight Chart Weight:
167
First Game:
05-03-1985 (Age 22)
Last Game:
05-18-1996
Draft:
1981 : 13th Round (314th)

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Lenny Dykstra Pitching Stats

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Lenny Dykstra Hitting Stats

1985 22 Mets 83 236 40 60 9 3 1 0 19 30 0 24 4 2 1 4 .254 .338 .331
1986 23 Mets 147 431 77 127 27 7 8 0 45 58 1 55 7 2 0 4 .295 .377 .445
1987 24 Mets 132 431 86 123 37 3 10 1 43 40 3 67 4 0 4 1 .285 .352 .455
1988 25 Mets 126 429 57 116 19 3 8 0 33 30 2 43 2 2 3 3 .270 .321 .385
1989 26 Mets 56 159 27 43 12 1 3 0 13 23 0 15 4 4 2 2 .270 .362 .415
1989 26 Phillies 90 352 39 78 20 3 4 0 19 37 1 38 1 1 1 5 .222 .297 .330
1990 27 Phillies 149 590 106 192 35 3 9 0 60 89 14 48 2 3 7 5 .325 .418 .441
1991 28 Phillies 63 246 48 73 13 5 3 0 12 37 1 20 0 0 1 1 .297 .391 .427
1992 29 Phillies 85 345 53 104 18 0 6 0 39 40 4 32 0 4 3 1 .301 .375 .406
1993 30 Phillies 161 637 143 194 44 6 19 0 66 129 9 64 0 5 2 8 .305 .420 .482
1994 31 Phillies 84 315 68 86 26 5 5 0 24 68 11 44 0 1 2 3 .273 .404 .435
1995 32 Phillies 62 254 37 67 15 1 2 0 18 33 2 28 0 2 3 1 .264 .353 .354
1996 33 Phillies 40 134 21 35 6 3 3 0 13 26 2 25 1 1 2 1 .261 .387 .418
12 Years 1,278 4,559 802 1,298 281 43 81 1 404 640 50 503 25 27 31 39 .285 .375 .419

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Lenny Dykstra Fielding Stats

1985 Mets CF 74 53 1,566 172 2.3 171 165 6 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .994 2.95
1986 Mets CF 138 98 2,868 293 2.1 290 282 8 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .990 2.73
1986 Mets LF 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1987 Mets CF 118 100 2,598 246 2.1 243 239 4 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.53
1988 Mets CF 112 98 2,604 274 2.4 273 270 3 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .996 2.83
1989 Mets CF 51 43 1,134 127 2.5 125 124 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.98
1989 Phillies CF 88 84 2,214 219 2.5 217 208 9 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .991 2.65
1990 Phillies CF 149 148 3,864 452 3.0 446 439 7 6 5 n/a n/a n/a .987 3.12
1991 Phillies CF 63 62 1,635 174 2.8 170 167 3 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .977 2.81
1992 Phillies CF 85 85 2,250 262 3.1 259 253 6 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .989 3.11
1993 Phillies CF 160 160 447 481 3.0 471 469 2 10 0 n/a n/a n/a .979 28.45
1994 Phillies CF 82 82 2,175 243 3.0 239 235 4 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.97
1995 Phillies CF 52 52 1,392 142 2.7 140 138 2 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.72
1995 Phillies LF 9 9 252 15 1.7 15 15 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.61
1996 Phillies CF 39 34 909 106 2.7 106 103 3 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.15
CF Totals 1,211 1,099 25,656 3,191 2.6 3,150 3,092 58 41 18 n/a n/a n/a .987 3.32
LF Totals 10 9 255 16 1.6 16 16 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.69
12 Years 1,221 1,108 25,911 3,207 2.6 3,166 3,108 58 41 18 n/a n/a n/a .987 3.30

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Lenny Dykstra Miscellaneous Stats

1985 Mets 15 2 .882 14 9 n/a 236.0 9.8 12.4 - - -
1986 Mets 31 7 .816 16 5 n/a 53.9 7.8 9.6 - - -
1987 Mets 27 7 .794 22 2 n/a 43.1 6.4 10.0 - - -
1988 Mets 30 8 .789 17 1 n/a 53.6 10.0 13.0 - - -
1989 Mets 13 1 .929 6 4 n/a 53.0 10.6 12.2 - - -
1989 Phillies 17 11 .607 4 0 n/a 88.0 9.3 18.5 - - -
1990 Phillies 33 5 .868 1 0 n/a 65.6 12.3 9.8 - - -
1991 Phillies 24 4 .857 1 0 n/a 82.0 12.3 20.5 - - -
1992 Phillies 30 5 .857 0 0 n/a 57.5 10.8 8.8 - - -
1993 Phillies 37 12 .755 1 0 n/a 33.5 10.0 9.7 - - -
1994 Phillies 15 4 .789 1 0 n/a 63.0 7.2 13.1 - - -
1995 Phillies 10 5 .667 1 0 n/a 127.0 9.1 14.1 - - -
1996 Phillies 3 1 .750 5 0 n/a 44.7 5.4 10.3 - - -
12 Years 285 72 .798 89 21 n/a 56.3 9.1 11.3 - - -

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Lenny Dykstra Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1985 New York Mets 4 $60,000.00 - -
1986 New York Mets 4 $92,500.00 - Stats
1987 New York Mets 4 $202,500.00 - -
1988 New York Mets 4 $305,000.00 - -
1989 New York Mets 4 $575,000.00 - -
1989 Philadelphia Phillies 4 "     " - -
1990 Philadelphia Phillies 4 $700,000.00 Stats -
1991 Philadelphia Phillies 4 $2,216,666.00 - -
1992 Philadelphia Phillies 4 $2,316,667.00 - -
1993 Philadelphia Phillies 4 $3,066,667.00 - Stats
1994 Philadelphia Phillies 4 $2,650,000.00 Stats n/a
1995 Philadelphia Phillies 4 $6,200,000.00 Stats -
1996 Philadelphia Phillies 4 $6,200,000.00 - -
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Did you know that Lenny Dykstra, during the 1993 season, led the entire National League in on-base percentage (.418), hits (194), at-bats (637) runs scored (143), bases on balls (129), times on base (325) and set the record for most plate appearances in a season by a left-hander (773), a mark that still stands and is the most in Major League history?

Lenny Dykstra Nails Poster
Lenny Dykstra "Nails" Poster
Lenny Dykstra was nicknamed Nails and countless sources mention how tough he was during his playing days. One of the more interesting accounts of his nickname history was told by Kirk Radomski (former batboy / employee for the New York Mets, later known for a steroid abuse whistle blower) in Bases Loaded: The Inside Story of the Steroid Era in Baseball by the Central Figure in the Mitchell Report (Hudson Street Press, 01/27/2009, Page 53), "My best guess is that the first person I supplied with substances was Lenny Dykstra. I remember when Lenny came up with Mets in 1985 he was a crazy, rugged, tough kid. He threw his whole body into every game like it was the last one he was ever going to play. Lenny earned his nickname, Nails, because no one played the game harder than him. In the dugout he was unbelievably intense. He couldn't wait to get up, couldn't wait to get out into the field, couldn't wait to be better."

The Report to the Commissioner of Baseball of an Independent Investigation into the Illegal Use of Steroids and Other Performance Enhancing Substances by Players in Major League Baseball, which is more commonly known as the Mitchell Report , is the result of former Democratic United States Senator from Maine George J. Mitchell's 21-month investigation into the use of anabolic steroids and human growth hormone in Major League Baseball. Even though Nails hung up his playing spikes in 1996, the Mitchell Report , which was released on December 13, 2007, included Dykstra. [Full list of Mitchell Report Players]

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