Rookies (ルーキーズ, Rūkīzu) is a manga written and illustrated by Masanori Morita. It was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump from Febuary 3, 1998 to August 25, 2003.
Koichi Kawato is the new Japanese teacher at the ill-famed Futakotamagawa high school, whose baseball club is composed of thugs and bullies who have been suspended for a year from all school competitions, for causing a brawl during an official match. The newly appointed teacher finds that the club members left are only interested in women, smoking and doing nothing until, under Kawato's guidance, they discover a new dream called the Koshien. However, the road to the Koshien is far from easy as many obstacles await them.