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Dykstra won't attend '93 festivities after arrest

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PHILADELPHIA -- Lenny Dykstra will not be at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Phillies' 1993 National League championship team next month.

Dykstra is not invited.

PHILADELPHIA -- Lenny Dykstra will not be at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Phillies' 1993 National League championship team next month.

Dykstra is not invited.

"In the interest of keeping the focus on the entire 1993 team, rather than one individual, the Phillies have made the decision to not include Lenny Dykstra in the activities taking place at Citizens Bank Park to honor the 25th anniversary of the NL champs," the Phillies said Wednesday in a statement. "While the club recognizes Lenny's immense contributions to the 1993 season, we believe his presence could distract from the celebration of this beloved team."

The Phillies' statement came less than an hour after MyCentralJersey.com reported that Linden, N.J., police arrested and charged Dykstra, 55, on Wednesday morning for third-degree making terroristic threats and various drug offenses after he threatened an Uber driver. The report said Dykstra was released on a summons pending an appearance next month in Superior Court.

This is not Dykstra's first brush with the law. He pleaded no contest to grand theft auto and providing a false financial statement and was sentenced in 2012 to three years in a California state prison.

The Phillies are honoring the '93 team, one of the most popular teams in Philadelphia sports history, the weekend of June 8-10. The festivities include photo opportunities with players, alumni ceremonial first pitches and base changes and an on-field 25th anniversary salute to the 1993 National League champions on June 10.

Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow him on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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