One of the greatest athletes to ever come out of McHenry County died on Tuesday.
Hebron legend Howie Judson, 95, died at a nursing home in Winter Haven, Florida. He graduated from high school in 1943, played baseball and basketball at Illinois and pitched in the major leagues for seven seasons.
Judson, who first pitched for the White Sox, was the eighth-oldest living former major leaguer. He finished his career with Cincinnati.
Judson was instrumental in helping his twin brothers Paul and Phil learn about sports. Paul and Phil were stars on the Alden-Hebron 1952 boys basketball state championship team. The Giants, with an enrollment of 98 students, were the smallest school to win the title in the one-class system.