Ollie Charles Vanek
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 190 lb.
- School Northwestern University, St. Louis University
- Born August 23, 1908 in Chicago, IL USA
- Died June 29, 2000 in St. Louis, MO USA
Ollie Vanek was a minor league player, manager, and longtime scout.
Vanek played football at Northwestern University and later was a school teacher in a St. Louis high school during the off-season.
Vanek played minor league ball from 1930 to 1932 in the Mississippi Valley League, then returned from 1937 to 1946, in the St. Louis Cardinals chain.
As a scout for the Cardinals, Vanek is credited with discovering Stan Musial.
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