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July 27, 2004 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
Former Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra bought Corona City Councilman Darrell Talbert some new palm trees shortly before city officials rezoned the athlete's property for a luxury gas station, then he hired the councilman after it was approved, according to a recently filed lawsuit.
The Dude, as he calls others and is called himself, reflects on his record-setting, reputation-enhancing performance of 1993 and says: "I basically went from star to superstar. I basically proved I'm more than the best leadoff hitter in the game. It's nice to have that recognition, but I'm more than a leadoff hitter. "I proved I'm the impact player I've always considered myself to be, a situation hitter capable of getting the home run, double, walk, whatever the situation requires.
October 6, 2010 | By Alejandro Lazo, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Lenny Dykstra paced his Westwood apartment, fidgeting with a butterfly knife and mumbling profanities to an attorney. A succession of visitors, including a hulking bodyguard and a personal assistant named Destiny, streamed through the 12th-story penthouse. One wall held a framed poster from Dykstra's days with the Philadelphia Phillies, his cheeks characteristically bulging with tobacco chaw. Against another wall leaned a Sotheby's real estate sign, sullied with specks of fresh dirt.
August 31, 1991
If Lenny Dykstra feels that being late for spring training means that he is not obligated to stop for children crossing intersections (Newswire, Aug. 23), let us fervently hope that, if the Phillies are ever fortunate enough to make it to the World Series, Mr. Dykstra sets his alarm clock and is sober enough to hear it. JIM STEIN Marina del Rey
June 23, 1994 | Associated Press
Lenny Dykstra underwent surgery for appendicitis Wednesday night and will be lost to the Philadelphia Phillies for two to three weeks. Dykstra, already out with a sore right quadriceps, complained of abdominal pain after reporting to Three Rivers Stadium for a Phillie-Pittsburgh Pirates game and went back to Philadelphia to be examined by team doctors. Dykstra was admitted to Jefferson Hospital after arriving in Philadelphia and the operation was performed late Wednesday night.
July 25, 1991 | Associated Press
The Cleveland Indians demoted reliever Doug Jones, their all-time save leader, to triple-A Colorado Springs. Jones had the right to refuse the assignment and become a free agent, but said he would report to the minors. . . . Lenny Dykstra's arraignment on drunk driving and other charges from his May 6 automobile accident has been postponed until the Philadelphia Phillies complete their West Coast trip. The court proceeding will be Aug.
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