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Alex Anthony is best known as the Public Address announcer for Major League Baseball's New York Mets, a position he held from 2004-2017, 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."[by whom?]
Before becoming an announcer for the New York Mets, Anthony was the PA announcer for New York Islanders games at the Nassau Coliseum from 1995-1998. Anthony also announced New York Jets games at Giants Stadium and New Meadowlands Stadium from 2002-2008, while also announcing for the New York Mets. He later became the backup PA announcer for the New York Rangers from 2008-2012 while still continuing to announce for the Mets. In the offseason before the 2018 season, Anthony was fired from the Mets. He returned to the New York Islanders since their move to the Barclays Center in 2015, when current Islanders PA Announcer Roger Luce is unavailable, and is one of two game day PA announcers for the New York Jets.
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.
Other Announcing Work
Apart from in-stadium sports announcing, he also does voice-over work on several radio and television commercials, and video games, such as Grand Theft Auto. Anthony also works as an announcer for harness racing events held at Yonkers Raceway on days when the Mets are not playing.
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- @NYPost_Mets (March 29, 2018). "The Mets recently dismissed longtime public address announcer Alex Anthony, according to sources. The team issued a statement saying Anthony is no longer with the club and a search for his replacement is underway" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- Stoffers, Carl (October 2, 2015). "Barclays Center boss brings back Islanders goal horn". New York Daily News. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
- @BComptonNHL (March 14, 2015). "#Mets PA announcer Alex Anthony behind the mic tonight at Coliseum. #Isles" (Tweet) – via Twitter.