The Triple Crown is a very rare accomplishment in Major League Baseball (Batting Average, Home Runs, and Runs Batted In) and in thoroughbred horse racing (Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes).
Satan, who was a murderer from the beginning (John 8:44), rejoiced when Jesus Christ died on the Cross, believing he had won the triple crown of murder:
- Suicide (Adam)
- Fratricide/Homicide (Cain)
- Deicide (God)
Close, but no cigar. Three days and three nights later, Jesus walked out of His tomb, having defeated Satan and death (Heb 2:14-15). Now, we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory, Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory (1 Cor 2:7-8). Instead of winning the Triple Crown, Satan struck out and finished last.