While playing baseball at GCC, Mickey Hyde was named to the All-District, All-Region, and a two-time member of the All-Conference Teams. He is proud to have been named the Scholar-Athlete of the Year at GCC in 1987, while participating in baseball and bowling. After graduating from GCC, he played five seasons of professional baseball in the Philadelphia Phillies organization, culminating in a call up to Triple A Scranton Wilkes-Barre in 1993. During his career he was named the Philadelphia Phillies Minor League Player of the Month in April of 1991, The Florida State League Player of the Week, and the Phillies "Outstanding Player of Spring Training" also in 1991. He holds an Associate's degree in Business Administration from GCC and a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida.