Hall of Fame Baseball Coach Jack Hughes(ab) had only two players who played varsity baseball for four seasons and Mike Schmid is one of them. In Jack's words, "Mike
had a tremendous positive impact on our program." An exceptional two way player Mike was a nearly unhittable lefty and smooth fielding first
baseman with a text book swing that produced both average and power. Mike's AB pitching record was 25 wins and 3 losses as well as a batting average over .300.
In the 1977-78 seasons his record was 20-3 with a 1.92 ERA. In 1977 he set a season high record with 12 wins and hit .338 with 17 RBI's. In 1978 he hit .394 and led the team in extra base hits and won 8 games. In those two seasons Mike won 17 consecutive games. In 1977-78 Mike was a DCL All Star and Lowell Sun All Star and in 1978 Mike was The Lowell Sun Player of The Year and a Boston Globe All Scholastic.
Mike also excelled for Coach Rich MacLeod's(ab) basketball teams averaging over 14 points per game in 2 seasons as a smooth shooting guard with long range capabilities.
Mike matriculated to UMaine on a full-boat baseball scholarship where he hit over .400 as a freshman, but, did not pitch.
The itch to pitch saw Mike transfer to UMass Lowell where a successful season saw Mike get the opportunity to gain a spot on the Dennis-Yarmouth team in the prestigious Cape Cod League where Mike had a great summer going 9-1 with 9 complete games. That is still Cape Cod League record. This led to Mike being the starting pitcher in The Summer All Star game at Yankee Stadium Mike's professional career started as 7th round draft pick of The Texas Rangers who released Mike after '83 season. The then free agent signed on with the Boston Red Sox pitching for Double-A New Britain (The Bee Hive) and Triple-A Pawtucket. Mike was released in 1985 but the baseball bug was not out of his system. After going into the business world Mike was rediscovered moonlighting in a baseball tournament in Canada. The Pittsburg Pirates liked what they saw and signed him to a Triple-A Contract where he ended his career.
Mike had a highly successful business career and retired four years ago to become a fulltime caregiver to his Mom and Dad. Mike has relocated back to North Carolina where he lives with his wife Ann. Mike has two stepdaughters who have four daughters that keep Mike and Ann busy. Mike's most memorable moment was pitching 14 innings on graduation day in the State Final game.