Paul Vernon Zahniser
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10½", Weight 170 lb.
- Debut May 18, 1923
- Final Game April 19, 1929
- Born September 6, 1896 in Sac City, IA USA
- Died September 26, 1964 in Klamath Falls, OR USA
Paul Zahniser was a hard-luck pitcher, never having a winning season in the major leagues. This was not surprising in three of his four real seasons (in the fifth he appeared in only one game) because the teams were under .500. In fact, the 1926 Boston Red Sox were so bad that even Red Ruffing went 6-15. However, the 1924 Washington Senators were a different story, going on to win the 1924 World Series. Zahniser went 5-7 while Walter Johnson went 23-7.