Alex Anthony (b:1972)was best known as the Public Address announcer for Major League Baseball's New York Mets, a position he has held since 2004, first at Shea Stadium and then at Citi Field since the Mets moved there in 2009. He has been called the "Voice of the Mets." He also announced New York Jets games at Giants Stadium and New Meadowlands Stadium from 2002-2008, New York Islanders games at the Nassau Coliseum from 1995-1998, and backup PA announcer for the New York Rangers. He was the announcer for the US Open Tennis Championship in 2002 and 2003.
He served as a PA voice during the 2006 National League Championship Series.
Alex grew up in Garden City, New York, a largely upper-middle class suburb of New York City. He came from a Greek-American family, and his father was a furrier. His childhood nickname was "Zook" — a derivative of his real last name.
He was a very good baseball player — going on to play for Adelphi University, but was even more well known in his community for providing play-by-play commentary of neighborhood stickball and softball games.
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