Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra said yesterday that he had accepted an offer to enter an Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition program stemming from charges after his May auto crash.
Under terms of the program, which is offered to first-time defendants who face charges such as those faced by Dykstra, he will have his license suspended for three months, serve an unspecified probation and pay a fine. He must also attend safe-driving classes.
Dykstra was arraigned yesterday in suburban Delaware County (Pa.) Common Pleas Court on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol when his Mercedes rammed two trees in Radnor Township on May 6.
He was also charged with reckless driving and speeding in the incident, in which he and catcher Darren Daulton were injured.
* CAROLINA LEAGUE: David I. Walsh, an attorney for a group trying to bring professional baseball back to Wilmington, Del., after a 40-year hiatus says the odds are seven in 10 that the effort will succeed.
A group headed by Pennsylvania developer Joseph Grace Jr. and Jay Acton, owner of the Class A Peninsula Pilots in Hampton, Va., are trying to bring the Pilots north to Wilmington. If they're successful, the team would become the Blue Rocks. The team would remain part of the Seattle Mariners farm system.
The group also is trying to complete financing for a 5,000-seat, $7.5 million, multipurpose stadium.
Construction could begin in October with a scheduled opening date in late April.