Lenny Dykstra
Lenny Dykstra
Celebrated Name: Lenny Dykstra
Real Name/Full Name: Leonard Kyle Dykstra
Gender: Male
Age: 61 years old
Birth Date: 10 February 1963
Birth Place: Santa Ana, California, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.78 m
Weight: 70 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Terri Dykstra (m. 1985)
Children: Yes (Cutter Dykstra, Gavin Dykstra, Luke Dykstra)
Profession: American former professional baseball center fielder
Net Worth in 2024: -$20 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Lenny Dykstra is a former Major League Baseball star player who played as a centerfielder. He played from 1985 to 1996 for two teams; the New York Mets till 1989 and later for Philadelphia Phillies. He announced his retirement in 1998, and a post-baseball career got embroiled in several high-finance deals and controversies surrounding him.

He faced several lawsuits and even faced bankruptcy. Needless to mention, these controversies have generated much interest and curiosity on the part of his fans and the general public about his financial status and how he compares in money matters with other iconic baseball players.

Maybe you know about Lenny Dykstra very well But do you know how old and tall is he, and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Lenny Dykstra’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life

Lenny Dykstra was born on February 10, 1963, in Santa Ana, California. His full name is Leonard Kyle Dykstra. Since his childhood, he was fond of baseball. He has an elder brother Brian and a younger brother Kevin. Lenny was good at baseball and started his professional career at 18 years of age.

Personal Life

Dykstra has been married for 23 years, but his wife divorced him after he fell from grace and had to go to prison for three years. The couple had three sons. His mother and brothers have also parted ways from him.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 10 February 1963, Lenny Dykstra is 61 years old as of today’s date 20th July 2024. His height is 1.78 m tall, and his weight is 70 kg.


Dykstra’s professional career began in 1981 when he was drafted by the New York Mets in the 13th round. In the Carolina League, he became a standout player and was named the most valuable player or MVP.

In 1985 Dykstra began playing in the Major league. By this time, he had been nicknamed the Nails because he was considered as tough as the nails. The 1986 season saw him leading the Mets to the World Series championship. At Fenway Park in the third game, his leadoff home run remained in the memory of the spectators.

In 1989 Dykstra was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies from the Mets along with teammate Roger McDowell for Juan Samuel and Tom Edens. He became the fan’s favorite there too. In 1990 while leading the team, he started the All-Star Game. He performed well enough to rank fourth in the batting average.

In 1991, he was injured in a car crash and prosecuted for drunken driving. His injuries took months to heal. His collarbone fractured again, and he was forced to miss a whole season.

In 1992, on the opening day, he was hit by a pitch on the hands, fracturing the bones. In 1993 although he led the team, it lost the World Series to Toronto Blue Jays. He scored .348 with four home runs. For the Most Valuable Player title in the National League, he became the runner-up to the title-winner Barry Bonds, though he topped in the league in hits, walks, and runs scored.

Dykstra’s last appearance was in 1996. He continued being troubled by injuries and missed the last four months of the season. His back injuries made him miss the 1997 and 1998 seasons.

In 1998, he tried to make one final comeback during the spring training, but it turned out to be unsuccessful. He then announced his retirement, twenty-nine months of playing his last game when he was just 35 years of age.

There had been a lot of controversies associated with Lenny Dykstra. He has been accused of using performance-enhancing steroids.

Post-retirement also, controversies kept dogging him. He started a jet charter company. In 2009 he filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. He served six months in prison as he was found guilty of bankruptcy fraud.

In 2010, Dykstra founded Nails Investments, an online financial advisory firm.

In 2012 Dykstra was indicted in identity theft, grand theft auto charges, and possession of drugs. He was sentenced to three years in prison.

Since 2016, he has joined Rebound Finance, a credit reference agency, where he is the brand ambassador. He is also a recurring guest for Barstool Sports podcasts.

Dykstra has also written his autobiography, which he released in 2016, titled ‘House of Nails: A Memoir of Life on the Edge.’ It turned out to be a bestseller in the nonfiction list of New Your Times at #11 slot.

Awards & Achievement

Dykstra was a great baseball player, which is evident from the fact that he was a three-time All-Star in the years 1990, 1994, and 1995. He led his team to victory in the World Series champion in 1986 and received the Silver Slugger Award in 1993.

Net Worth & Salary of Lenny Dykstra in 2024

Lenny Dykstra Net Worth
Lenny Dykstra Net Worth

In 2007, Lenny Dykstra had bought a 6.5-acre property in Thousand Oaks, California, for $18.5 million but lost the house in November 2010, a Ventura County foreclosure sale.

In 2008, he had a net worth exceeding $58 million. Nut, he lost everything and filed for bankruptcy. He even lacked the $500,000 required for his bail.

Today after having spent three years in prison, he is a free man and trying to work his way out. Yet he is one of the rare celebrities who have their Net Worth on the negative. The Net worth of Lenny Dykstra is estimated to be -$20 million as of July 2024.

Lenny Dykstra was an outstanding Major League Baseball player. However, his personal and financial was riddled with trouble. He was handicapped by his injuries, and the controversies and his actions destroyed his life. His life is a lesson for those talented celebrities who should keep a check on their personal life and prevent their whims and fancies from destroying their much-celebrated lifestyle.


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