Nicknamed ‘Nails’ for his tough style of play, Lenny Dykstra was a 3-time National League All-Star during his twelve year MLB career. Dykstra made his big league debut in 1985, playing for the New York Mets and later played with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Career highlights include being a part of the 1986 Mets World Championship, and in 1993 with the Philadelphia Phillies, winning the National League Championship.
Dykstra has served as president for several successful privately held businesses in Southern California including his infamous car washes, which were sold in 2007. In 2008 – he founded of The Players Club; as it was his wish to give back to the sport that gave him early successes in life by teaching athletes how to invest and protect their incomes.
Much of his investment strategy here at Nails comes from Lenny’s unstoppable desire to become an independent trader and share that knowledge with others.
His all or nothing attitude in sports and in life, cost him everything after the purchase former hockey legend Wayne Gretzky’s Sherwood Country Club estate caused his insolvency. His financial fall even came with a side order of nearly three years of jail time as both federal and state prosecutors came gunning for him. He was arrested in April 2010 and completed his debt to society in June 2013.
You can read all about his baseball, financial and legal misadventures in his new bestselling memoir, House of Nails which is available now.
Lenny currently makes celebrity appearances in the New York and Philadelphia areas and is working towards his next big thing, including working with a screenwriter for the upcoming movie about his life.