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.
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.
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.