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.
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.