1871: Series Eliminatoria e Interdivisional

The job of the Serie Preliminar complete, the first postseason teams of the Liga Nacional move into the Eliminatoria and Interdivisional. It’s serious now.

1871: Serie Preliminar

As the 1871 season ends, thirty-two teams—forty percent of the league—advance into a second, even weirder, experiment. This is the story of the first torneo.

1871: Week 5 / Semana V

The arrival of Agustín Espinosa, with whom we’ll spend time later on, brings interesting ideas into the Rincón clubhouse. Will they turn the season around?

1871: Week 3 / Semana III

Rincón, as part of the La Milicia region, gains an unlikely cheerleader—both because he doesn’t live in town, and because who would cheer on this team?

1871: Week 2 / Semana II

As the Ingenieros headed into their second week, they had attained a unique distinction—and not a positive one. To improve on it, they’d have to work fast.

1871: Week 1 / Semana I

39 teams lost their first game of 1871. The Ingenieros, though, would spend the rest of that week ensuring everyone knew they were like no other team.