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Dykstra named "Nails" for his hard-nosed personality and fearless play.
Leonard Kyle Dykstra, is an American former professional baseball center fielder, who played in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies. Dykstra was a three-time All-Star and won a World Series championship as a member of the 1986 Mets.
Dykstra and #2 hitter Wally Backman were tagged as "The Partners in Grime" for their scrappy play as spark plugs for the star-studded Met lineup.
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