Ron Darling Insists Lenny Dykstra Made Racist Comments


Former Mets pitcher and current broadcaster Ron Darling isn’t backing down from claims that Lenny Dykstra made racist comments towards an opposing pitcher.

“These things don’t pop up into my head.I have an amazing memory and I’ve been carrying this around for a long, long time and I’ve always had a forum to say something or say something on the air. I never have and have chosen in this book to say something about it,” Darling told 710 WOR’s Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning.

In his book 108 Stitches, Darling claims that Dykstra hurled racist remarks at Red Sox pitcher Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd during Game 3 of the 1986 World Series.

“Jussie Darling just said with @LenBermanSports that he never previously talked about this fake Oil Can incident with anyone. But radio host yesterday said that he had something about it a few years ago. Get your tall tale straight!” Dykstra said on Twitter.

Darling said Dykstra’s reaction makes him feel “awful,” but the Dykstra story only makes up one paragraph of the book.

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