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Lenny Dysktra spent Father's Day weekend dumpster-diving for his $80K dentures

USA TODAY SPORTS logo USA TODAY SPORTS 6/18/2019 Steve Gardner

a man looking at the camera © Provided by USA Today Sports Media Group LLC Former MLB player Lenny Dykstra has a long history of odd behavior and run-ins with the law, but even by his standards, what happened to him this weekend may have been his weirdest story yet. 

The former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder chronicled his exploits on Twitter searching through a dumpster for a set of specially made dentures he mistakenly left in a napkin at a Jersey Mike's sub shop near his Linden, New Jersey, home.

After finishing his sub and leaving the restaurant, he went back to find the staff had thrown the napkins and Dykstra's dentures – which he told were valued at $80,000 – in the trash. 

With the help of his friend, a tag-team wrestler who goes by the name Sprinkles the Clown, Dykstra informed his Twitter followers Sunday afternoon that his dentures were finally recovered – after nine hours of searching.

"Nails never fails!" he exclaimed, referencing the nickname he had as a major leaguer. 

Dykstra played 12 seasons in the majors – winning a World Series with the Mets in 1986 and earning three All-Star berths after being traded to the Phillies.

His best season came with Philadelphia in 1993, when he hit .305 and led the National League in both hits (194) and runs scored (143). He finished second that season to Barry Bonds in the NL MVP voting as the Phillies lost the World Series to the Toronto Blue Jays.

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