Editor's note: Lenny Dykstra will explain his deep-in-the-money calls (now 73-0 for the year) at TheStreet.com Investment Conference on Saturday, Oct. 25. Click for details. Milestones are extremely important in pro sports. They mark the passage of time or reflect major achievements by individuals and teams. They are often used as a measuring stick for all future success. When Cal Ripken broke Lou Gehrig's Iron Man streak for most consecutive games started, the entire country took notice. When Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris were chasing Babe Ruth's record of 60 home runs in a single season, all eyes were on them.
Same thing happened when Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa took on Maris' record. Will anyone ever break Joe DiMaggio's streak of getting hits in 56 games in a row. No one has in more than a half-century, and the sporting world takes notice whenever someone reaches half that mark. A ton of records and milestones exist in every sport, all of which are important, but some more sacred and memorable than others. To me the ones that are most impressive are the ones that represent longevity or are so rare that no one else is likely to sniff that kind of success in a long, long time. Today, I am standing on the threshold of another milestone in my post-baseball career. I am approaching $200,000 in wins so far this season. My win yesterday with Chesapeake Energy ( CHK) and Tuesday's win with The Shaw Group ( SGR) have inched me closer to that goal. Chesapeake was the featured pick in my newsletter, Nails on the Numbers, on Monday. It filled on Tuesday and sold on Wednesday for a quick, one-day, $1,000 profit. To make that $1,000, I had to invest only $8,900. (My near $200,000 in wins includes gains I recorded before I brought Nails on the Numbers to TheStreet.com. Click here for a free trial to Nails on the Numbers.)