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.
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?