Nails by Lenny Dykstra
The Inside Story of an Amazin' Season

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The outspoken center fielder of the New York Mets tells the inside story of the team's '86 season, with details on their victories in the playoffs and the World Series and insights into the team's off-the-field controversies

About Lenny Dykstra

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Lenny Dykstra was born February 10, 1963 in Santa Ana, California. He played center field for the New York Mets (1985-1989) and Philadelphia Phillies (1989-1996). He was a three-time All-Star (1990, 1994, and 1995), and won a World Series with the Mets in 1986. After baseball, he had a number of business ventures, including publishing a magazine, The Player's Club, geared toward professional athletes. In 2009, his business practices were exposed in in the media. He filed for Bankruptcy. In 2012, he pleaded guilty in federal court to three felonies and was later sentenced to three years in prison, 500 hours of community service and ordered to pay restitution. After serving 6.5 months, he was released from prison in June 2013. He is the author of Nails: the Inside Story of an Amazin' Season (1987, with Marty Noble), and House of Nails: A Memoir of Life on the Edge (2016).
Published March 3, 1987 by Doubleday & Company. 215 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction