Leonard Kyle Dykstra is a retired Major League Baseball centre fielder who played for the New York Mets between 1985- 1989 and later joined Philadelphia Phillies from the year 1989-1996. When he announced that he was retiring from active football, there was a lot of controversies surrounding his finances. Keep reading to learn more on the net worth of Lenny Dykstra in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
Lenny was born in 1963 on February 10th in Santa Ana, California. From an early age, he showed love for the baseball game, and he knew that baseball was going to be the path that he was going to follow. He has an elder brother, Brian and a young brother Kevin. Lenny was a perfectionist when it came to baseball, and his career started when he hit eighteen years.
His son, Cutter Dykstra got drafted by Milwaukee Brewers in 2008, and he played in Washington Nationals organisation. His son has sired a son with an actress, Jamie Lynn Sigler and together they have a son, Beau Kyle Dykstra was born in 2013. His other son, Luke Dykstra, got drafted by Atlanta Braves in the seventh round of 2014 Draft. He is a member of St. Louis Cardinals Organization. Lenny was married to Terri Peel before they got divorced in 2009.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Dykstra began his career as a professional in 1981 after the New York Mets drafted him in the 13th Round. In the Carolina League, he stood out, and he went on to be named the Most Valuable Player.
In 1985, Dykstra began playing in the Major league. During this period, he had been nicknamed the nails as he had shown how tough he could be during the game. In 1986, he successfully led the Mets to the World Series Championship. At the Fenway Park in the third game, his lead home runoff has always remained in the memory of the people that were watching this game.
In 1989, he joined Philadelphia Phillies from Mets. This was together with his teammate by the name of Roger McDowell. Here, he won the hearts of the fans of the team. In 1990, he led his team at the All-Star Game where he did perform very well, and this saw him get ranked position four in the batting average.
In 1991, he got injured in a car crash and was prosecuted for drunk driving. The injuries he had from this accident took months to heal. He even missed a season as a result of this. In 2010 he created Nails Investments which was an advisory firm. Dykstra has won various awards including Silver Slugger Award. He led his team to win the 1986 World Series championship.
Net Worth & Earnings
Dykstra net worth is estimated to be -$30 million. In July 2009 he filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy listing less than $50,000 in assets against $10 million to $50 million in liabilities. He is among the celebrities whose net worth has run into negative. In the year 2008, his net worth was estimated to be over $58 million. He did lose everything and even went to file for bankruptcy.
Dykstra had a very successful career as a football player. However, the blunders that he did after retiring from his career has cost him a lot. He lost his wealth and even more sadly, his family. It should be a lesson to celebrities to ensure that they do not turn like this man after retirement.