"I must be worthy of the great DiMaggio who does all things perfectly even with the pain of the bone spur in his heel."

Bone Spur
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeBone Spur - Credit: James Heilman, MD
According to webmd.com, "A bone spur (osteophyte) is a bony growth formed on normal bone. Most people think of something sharp when they think of a 'spur,' but a bone spur is just extra bone. It’s usually smooth, but it can cause wear and tear or pain if it presses or rubs on other bones or soft tissues such as ligaments, tendons, or nerves in the body."

Santiago was not alone in thinking DiMaggio "does all things perfectly." Watch this tribute to DiMaggio, which includes a portion of the hit song "Joltin' Joe DiMaggio," sung by Betty Bonney with Les Brown and His Orchestra.