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 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.